Teaching Physical Science

Teaching Physical Science
Hours77.5 - 78.5 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.
For students accepted into the major after August 1, 2014, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a total GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program and to qualify for student teaching. For details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Requirements.
requirement 1 Complete 17 courses
Note for Geol 210: Contact Geological Sciences Department (S-389 ESC) before April 15th for dates of upcoming August field trip.
requirement 2 Complete 1 course
PHSCS 137 - (Not currently offered)
requirement 3 Complete 2 options
Professional Education Component:
Licensure requirements: Contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426, to schedule the exit interview to clear your application for the secondary teaching license. You should be registered for your last semester at BYU prior to the scheduled appointment.
Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed prior to enrollment in Phy S 276.
option 3.2 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Apply for student teaching/internship one semester in advance by September 30 or January 31st. Applications are online at www.byu.edu/fieldservices.html.
Student teachers/interns must complete three forms in their LiveText accounts (PIBS, CDS, FED) and attach their TWS to the LiveText account for their program. All four must be completed to be cleared for graduation.
Program Outcomes

Physical Science Fundamentals

Students will obtain a broad, basic knowledge of physical sciences.

Instruction Design and Development

Students will be able to design individual lectures reflecting the curriculum and informed by best practices in pedagogy and technology.

Utah Teacher and TEAC Standards

Students understand and apply the goals and standards of the Utah Teacher and TEAC.

Professional and Moral Practice

Students understand and apply the Guiding Principles of Teaching as embraced by the McKay School of Education.