Minor in the Teaching of Physics

NOTE: The Minor in the Teaching of Physics has been suspended effective Fall 2015. Contact the department for more information.

Secondary education majors from other disciplines who want to minor in the Teaching of Physics must complete 19 semester hours distributed as follows:

Required Courses
PHYS 141General Physics I (Mechanics)4
PHYS 142General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)4
PHYS 2443
PHYS 245Introduction to Vibrations, Waves, and Thermal Physics4
Select one of the following:4
Electromagnetism I a
Quantum Mechanics I a
Theoretical Mechanics a
Thermal and Statistical Physics
Total Hours19

Courses have a prerequisite of PHYS 215, or departmental approval for students in the minor program.

This minor is open only to students obtaining full licensure in an approved UIC Teacher Education major. To teach Physics as a second subject in Illinois public schools one must apply for and receive an Endorsement from the State Board of Education and meet all of the additional course and other requirements the Board has established.

The teaching license is not automatically awarded upon successful completion of licensure and degree requirements. Before the license is issued, the candidate must file an application with the State of Illinois and take an examination administered by the State Board of Education. For information and application procedures, contact the Council on Teacher Education.