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BS in Teaching Physical Science
(77.5–78.5 hours*, including licensure hours)


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, 120 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

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  1. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  2. Complete the following:
  3. Complete one course from the following:
  4. Complete the teacher licensure requirements. Contact Education Student Services (120 MCKB, 801-422-3426) to schedule the final 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.
  5. Complete the Professional Education Component:
    • Complete the following:
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Issues, policies, and methods in teaching secondary students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Lab.

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        IP&T 286 : Instructional Technology in Teaching. (1:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        IP&T 286 : Instructional Technology in Teaching. (1:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        DESCRIPTION: Using instructional design, visual design, and differentiated staffing principles along with multimedia authoring systems, telecommunication, and other computer-based tools in the development of educational applications for secondary education settings.

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        PHY S 276 : Exploration of Teaching. (4:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHY S 276 : Exploration of Teaching. (4:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PREREQUISITE: FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Field-based initial teaching experience directed at helping prospective teachers experience demands and opportunities associated with teaching secondary students.

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        PHY S 377 : Teaching Methods and Instruction. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHY S 377 : Teaching Methods and Instruction. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: PHY S 276
        DESCRIPTION: Developing meaningful and engaging instruction for secondary students; developing critical thinking, problem solving, literacy, and democratic character; assessing learner performance.

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        PHY S 378 : Practicum in Secondary Education. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHY S 378 : Practicum in Secondary Education. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in Phy S 377.
        DESCRIPTION: Implementing meaningful and engaging instruction for secondary students; developing critical thinking, problem solving, literacy, and democratic character; assessing learner performance.

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        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 276R or Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B.
        DESCRIPTION: Adolescent development and its implications for integrated school culture, curriculum design, instructional practices, and assessment.

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        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B.
        DESCRIPTION: Designing and adapting instruction for diverse learners; collaborating with families, cultures, and communities in promoting and sustaining learning.

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        SC ED 379 : Classroom Management. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 379 : Classroom Management. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
        PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in Sc Ed 377R and 378, or equivalent major courses; Sc Ed 276R or Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B.
        DESCRIPTION: Current theory, research, and application in classroom management; creating positive teacher-student and peer relationships; developing optimal learning environments.

        Course Outcomes


        Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed prior to enrollment in Phy S 276.

    • Complete 12 hours of one of the following:
        SC ED 476R : Secondary Student-Teaching. (1-12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 476R : Secondary Student-Teaching. (1-12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- in Sc Ed 377; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, semester-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

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        : Secondary Student Teaching - Art.
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        : Secondary Student Teaching - Foreign Language.
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        : Secondary Student Teaching - French.
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        : Secondary Student Teaching - Mathematics.
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        : Secondary Student Teaching - Physical Science.
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        : Secondary Student Teaching - Social Science.
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        : Secondary Student Teaching - Spanish.
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        SC ED 496R : Academic Internship: Secondary Education. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 496R : Academic Internship: Secondary Education. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- in Sc Ed 377; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, year-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

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        : Academic Internship: Social Sciences.
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        : Academic Internship: English.
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        : Academic Internship: Mathematics.
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        : Academic Internship: Biological Sciences.
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        : Academic Internship: Physical Sciences.
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*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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