Physics 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement, Bachelor of Science in Education

Offered by Department of Physics and Astronomy

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)14
LOPER 2: Writing Skills
Introduction to Academic Writing
LOPER 3: Oral Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
LOPER 4: Mathematics, Statistics, and Quantitative Reasoning
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry 1
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)10
LOPER 7: Social Sciences
Introduction to American Politics
LOPER 8: Natural Sciences
General Chemistry
General Chemistry Laboratory
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10)6
LOPER 9: Civic Competency and Engagement
Introduction to American Politics
LOPER 10: Respect for Human Diversity
Teaching in a Democratic Society
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
Program Specified Requirements3
Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research
Professional Sequence
Complete all required courses 225
Management and Assessment in K-12/Secondary Classrooms
Field Experience in Secondary Classroom
Complete all required courses37
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum25
Total Credit Hours120


Physics Subject Endorsement Requirements
PHYS 123Freshman Physics Seminar3
PHYS 201Earth Science4
PHYS 275
General Physics I (Calculus)
and General Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory
PHYS 276
General Physics II (Calculus)
and General Physics II (Calculus) Laboratory
PHYS 301Advanced Physical Science4
PHYS 346Modern Physics I4
PHYS 471Methods in Secondary Science Teaching3
Select 9 credit hours of the following:9
PHYS 300-PHYS 499
Total Credit Hours37

Students without sufficient preparation will also need to take the following courses, increasing the total credit hours needed:


Students must apply for admission to all Teacher Education programs.

Students should see their academic advisor to include biology requirements in order to meet Nebraska Department of Education Physics 7-12 teaching endorsement requirements.