Candidates must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours in order to earn the degree. Hours must be completed in several categories:
(Contact the department for more specific information)
- English: 6 hours
- Global History and Culture: 12 hours
- Aesthetic Values: 3 hours
- Decision-Making and Responsibility: 3 hours
- Oral Communication: 3 hours
- Physics: 27 hours
- Other science/math: 26 hours
- Teacher Licensure: 27 hours
- Electives: At least 13 hours
In addition, majors must fulfill several requirements specific to the licensure program (Contact the department for specific details).
- Pass the BTLE (Basic Technology Literacy Exam).
- Pass the PRAXIS exams (one general, one physics-specific).
- Earn the Gold Card, needed in order to take certain licensure courses and to perform student teaching.
- Pass a background check before student teaching.
- Capstone courses: The last semester is spent teaching (under supervision) in regional schools. The candidate must teach half a semester in one school at one grade level, then teach the other half of the semester in a different school at a different grade level. Thus the candidate is officially taking two separate courses. The candidate must have fulfilled all other requirements before beginning student teaching.
- Candidates must use the TK-20 software system to report their work (i.e. build their portfolios).