Oct 25, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics, B.S., Education Concentration


Education Concentration (21 Hours)


In addition to the core set of physics and mathematics courses, this option leads to certification to teach physics in grades 6-12. Prior to beginning this concentration, students must be accepted into Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Development. To apply, students must have:

  • completed Areas A-F of the program of study,
  • earned a 2.5 overall cumulative GPA,
  • passed [Combined Test I, II, and III (700)] or been exempted from the GACE Program Admission Assessment. When registering for the assessment, program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University - school code 5090) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment; and
  • Completed the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry (350) Assessment; though there is no “Pass/Fail” grade assigned. Program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.

Note that EDUC 2110 , EDUC 2120 , and EDUC 2130  are prerequisites for the field placement courses (EDCI 4600 , EDCI 4650 , and EDCI 4750 ).

Additional requirements for teacher certification


  • Students must maintain a 3.00 GPA for courses in the education concentration.
  • Only hours of EDCI 4600  and EDCI 4750  completed with a grade of B or better will count toward certification.
  • Students must pass appropriate GACE II examination to be recommended for certification.
  • Each student will be required to maintain an electronic program portfolio and to demonstrate proficiency in the pedagogy standards from the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) and the content standards from the National Science Education Standards (NSES). Requirements for the INTASC standards and the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) will be embedded in the coursework listed above.