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Connected Degree

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 COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BACHELOR'S DEGREE
B.A. Physics Education
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
First Semester (Fall)CR
EDC115Nature of Science1
ENG121Composition3
PSY121General Psychology3
MAT281Calculus I4
CHM150Chemical Principles I5
 16
Second Semester (Spring)
PSY127Human Development3
PHY281Physics I with Calculus4
MAT282Calculus II4
EDC100Professional Prep: Praxis I1
CHM151Chemical Principles II5
 17
Third Semester (Fall)
SPA136Spanish Communication I4
PHY282Physics II with Calculus4
HIS111U.S. History: Pre-Civil War or3
HIS112U.S. History: Post-Civil War3
MAT283Calculus III (Major Elective)4
 15
Fourth Semester (Spring)
ENG122Technical Writing/Communication^3
ECO111Macroeconomics or3
ECO122Microeconomics or3
SOC111Sociology I3
EDC260Educational Psychology3
MAT291Ordinary Differential Equations (Major Elective)4
 13
Fifth Semester (Summer)CR
XXXXXXXGroup A Courses6
XXXXXXXGroup B Course3
 9
Sixth Semester (Fall)
PHYS211Oscillations and Waves3
PHYSXXXPhysics Elective (300/400 Level)3
CISC106General Computer Science for Engineers3
XXXXXXXGroup A Course3
XXXXXXXForeign Language Course4
 16
Seventh Semester (Spring)
PHYSXXXPhysics Electives (300/400 Level)6
PHYS30220th/21st Century Physics3
XXXXXXXForeign Language Course4
EDUC414Teaching Exceptional Adolescents3
 16
Eighth Semester (Fall)
PHYSXXXPhysics Electives (300/400 Level)6
EDUC419Diversity in Secondary Education3
SCEN491Teaching Science in Secondary Schools4
XXXXXXXGroup B Course3
EDUC420Reading in the Content Areas1
 17
Ninth Semester (Spring)
EDUC400Student Teaching9
 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