The Physical Science major is offered as an interdisciplinary approach to the study of science. It stresses the interrelationship of physics with chemistry, geology, astronomy, biology, and mathematics. The major is designed primarily for students who intend to become high school teachers of both interdisciplinary science and physics.
One of the requirements for acceptance into the College of Education’s post-baccalaureate credential program is to either pass the appropriate CSET examinations or complete an approved academic program. Entrance into the post-baccalaureate credentialing program requires certification of subject matter competency. This certification requires completion of the academic program with the required grades, submission of a satisfactory portfolio, and the recommendation of the department. In addition, all candidates for a single-subject teaching credential must complete the reqiremntets outlined in the catalog under Teacher Education or Policy Studies. Contact the School of Teacher Education or the Department of Policy Studies in Language and Cross-Cultural Education for up-to-date information on prerequisites.
Teaching in the field and applying the disciplines in a myriad of employment opportunities.
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You can view more complete information regarding the Physical Science program in the General Catalog. All students are responsible for reading and knowing the information pertinent to their areas of study available in the General Catalog. It contains requirements for all academic majors, course descriptions, policies, and regulations governing progress at the university. Catalogs are distributed at all New Student Orientation programs. To order a General Catalog, call (619) 594-7535.