Physics Teacher (7-12), B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2019-2020

First Year

Fall Classes - 17 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3
MATH 1011: Precalculus Mathematics
Pathways Required Core (MATH 1021 and 1026 constitute a two-term sequence for students not prepared for MATH 1011. See an advisor to confirm your math placement.)
3 MATH 1201: Calculus I
Major
4
CHEM 1100: General Chemistry I
Major (CHEM 1050 and 2050 constitute a two-term sequence for students not prepared for CHEM 1100; also fulfills Pathways Required Core)
5 CHEM 2100: General Chemistry II
Major (Also fulfills College Option)
5
General Elective
General Elective
3    

Second Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
PHYS 1100: General Physics I
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Scientific World)
5 PHYS 2100: General Physics II
Major
5
MATH 1206: Calculus II
Major
4 BIOL 1001 or 1002 re 4 credits of Biology
Major (Also fulfills College Option)
4
SEED 2001: Historical, Philosophical, and Cultural Foundations of Education
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Individual & Society)
3 SEED 2002: Children and Youth in Urban Education: Developmental, Psychological and Sociological Perspectives
Major
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
PHYS 3600 or 3650
Major
2 PHYS 3900: Electrical Measurements Laboratory
Major
2
EESC 1101 or 1201
Major
3 PHYS 3100: Introduction to Modern Physics
Major
3
SEED 3401: Language and Literacy in Urban School Contexts
Major
3 SEED 3402: Teaching Adolescents in the Content Areas
Major
4
SEED 3456: Inclusive Education and Teaching Students with Special Needs
Major
3 SEED 4480: Methods of Instruction in Adolescence Science Teaching
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
2    

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 14.5 credits Credits Spring Classes - 12.5 credits Credits
PHYS 3500 or 3550
Major
3 PHYS 4900W: Advanced Laboratory I
Major
2
PHYS 3950: Modern Physics Laboratory
Major
2 PHYS 5500: Senior Project
Major
2
SEED 4481: Science Student Teaching Seminar I
Major
1.5 SEED 4483: Science Student Teaching Seminar II
Major
1.5
SEED 4482: Adolescence Science Education: Student Teaching Practicum I
Major
2 SEED 4484: Adolescence Science Education: Student Teaching Practicum II
Major
2
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
2

Degree Details

27 Pathways Credits*

77 Major Credits

16 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a minor towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Physics Department
1409 Ingersoll Hall
Ken Miyano
KEMiyano@brooklyn.cuny.edu

*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Physics Teacher 7-12 major includes 5 courses (PHYS 1100, CHEM 1100, CHEM 2100, BIOL 1001 or 1002, SEED 2001) that also satisfy Pathways requirements. Therefore, students majoring in Physics Teacher 7-12 only need to complete 27 additional Pathways credits.

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.

Students must have a GPA of 2.70 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences to take SEED 2001 and 2002.

Students must have a B- in both SEED 2001 and 2002 and a GPA of 2.75 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences to continue to SEED 3401, and/or SEED 3402, and/or SEED 3456.

Students who wish to register for student teaching seminar and field placement will need to file an application with the science education program head for permission. See program office for details.

To take SEED 4480, students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and the permission of the Secondary Education science education program head, department chair, or deputy.

To take either SEED 4481, 4482, 4483, and/or 4484, students must earn a B+ or higher in SEED 4480, a GPA of 2.75 or higher in their major, and the permission of the Secondary Education science education program head, department chair, or deputy.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Physics Department
1409 Ingersoll Hall
Ken Miyano
KEMiyano@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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