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Science Education: Chemistry/Physics

to B.A. Physics Education

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware.

YOUR PATH TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Delaware Tech has established agreements with four-year colleges and universities that connect Delaware Tech associate degree programs with bachelor's degree programs to create smooth transfer opportunities for you. These Connected Degree programs enable you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior.

THE CONNECTED DEGREE 2 + 2 CURRICULUM

Delaware Tech's Science Education Associate Degree prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program that leads to a teaching career in high school physics or chemistry. The program provides rigorous science course work as well as field experience in a secondary school setting. Upon completion of your associate degree, you can work as a paraeducator in the school system. Upon completion of your bachelor's degree, you can work as a high school chemistry or physics teacher.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics Education is intended for those who want to become high school physics teachers. The degree has a substantial education component and requires a semester of student teaching. To be eligible to student teach, Physics Education students must have a GPA of 2.75 in their physics major and an overall GPA of 2.5. They must also pass a teacher competency test as established by the University Council on Teacher Education.

VALUE FOR YOU

By completing your associate degree at Delaware Tech, you'll receive excellent instruction in small classes at a campus close to home. Delaware Tech's affordable tuition can reduce the overall cost of your college education, making the completion of your bachelor's degree more manageable.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

Refer to the Connected Degree curriculum (on the reverse side of this page) for the sequence of courses needed to complete this program. Call Delaware Tech and let us help you follow the path to your bachelor's degree.


CONNECTED DEGREE CURRICULUM


Suggested Course Sequence

ASSOCIATE DEGREE
Science Education: Chemistry/Physics

DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

BACHELOR'S DEGREE
B.A. Physics Education

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

First Semester (Fall) CR
EDC 115 Nature of Science 1
ENG 121 Composition 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
MAT 281 Calculus I 4
CHM 150 Chemical Principles I 5
  16
Second Semester (Spring)
PSY 127 Human Development 3
PHY 281 Physics I with Calculus 4
MAT 282 Calculus II 4
EDC 100 Professional Prep: Praxis I 1
CHM 151 Chemical Principles II 5
  17
Third Semester (Fall)
SPA 136 Spanish Communication I 4
PHY 282 Physics II with Calculus 4
HIS 111 U.S. History: Pre-Civil War or 3
HIS 112 U.S. History: Post-Civil War 3
MAT 283 Calculus III (Major Elective) 4
  15
Fourth Semester (Spring)
ENG 122 Technical Writing/Communication^ 3
ECO 111 Macroeconomics or 3
ECO 122 Microeconomics or 3
SOC 111 Sociology I 3
EDC 260 Educational Psychology 3
MAT 291 Ordinary Differential Equations (Major Elective) 4
  13
Fifth Semester (Summer) CR
XXXX XXX Group A Courses 6
XXXX XXX Group B Course 3
  9
Sixth Semester (Fall)
PHYS 211 Oscillations and Waves 3
PHYS XXX Physics Elective (300/400 Level) 3
CISC 106 General Computer Science for Engineers 3
XXXX XXX Group A Course 3
XXXX XXX Foreign Language Course 4
  16
Seventh Semester (Spring)
PHYS XXX Physics Electives (300/400 Level) 6
PHYS 302 20th/21st Century Physics 3
XXXX XXX Foreign Language Course 4
EDUC 414 Teaching Exceptional Adolescents 3
  16
Eighth Semester (Fall)
PHYS XXX Physics Electives (300/400 Level) 6
EDUC 419 Diversity in Secondary Education 3
SCEN 491 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 4
XXXX XXX Group B Course 3
EDUC 420 Reading in the Content Areas 1
  17
Ninth Semester (Spring)
EDUC 400 Student Teaching 9
  9
^Course must be taken in last semester of associate degree program to be accepted for second writing requirement. Students must pass PRAXIS I before taking methods courses and must have taken PRAXIS II before student teaching.

To be eligible to student teach, Physics Education students must have a GPA of 2.75 in their physics major and an overall GPA of 2.5.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry Education requires a minimum of 124 credits.
Course sequencing may vary by semester. See your advisor.
RDG 120, Critical Reading and Thinking, is a required DTCC course unless the student is exempt.
For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
Dover, DE: (302) 857-1248
Georgetown, DE: (302) 259-6596
Newark, DE: (302) 454-3909
University of Delaware
Newark, DE (302) 831-4546
This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 06/2012