UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Teaching

Physics, with Broad Field Science

Course Requirements

Professional Education Required Courses:

TED 120 - Intro to Education and Instructional Technology (3 credits)

TED 212 - Educational Psychology: Middle & Secondary Education (5)

TED 252 - Foundations of Multicultural Education (3)

TED 414 - Development of the Transescent (4) 

SPED 330 - Introduction to Special Education (3)

TED 434 - Techniques in Science (3)

TED 462 - Content Area Literacy in Middle & Secondary School Science (3)

TED 465 - Management Strategies for the Secondary Science Classroom (3)

TED 420 - School & Society (3)

TED 473 - Student Teaching: Middle School 

TED 474 - Student Teaching: Secondary Education

Broadfield Science Core Required Courses:

BIOL 150 - General Biology (3 credits)

BIOL 210 - General Botany (3) or BIOL 230 - General Zoology (3) or BIOL 240 - Cell & Molecular Biology (3)

CHEM  121 - General Chemistry I (5) or  CHEM 120 - Introduction to General Chemistry (6)

CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (5)

PHYS  117 - Basic Astronomy (3)

Required Supporting Courses

Choose one of the following sequences:

GEOL 269 -     Environmental Geology (3), GEOL 102 -Introduction to Geology     Laboratory  (1), 

ESM  302 - Broadfield Science Environmental Education Lab (1)

or

ESM 300 -     Environmental Education (3), GEOL      101 - Introduction to Geology (3), GEOL 102 -Introduction to     Geology Laboratory  (1)

or

ESM 300 -     Environmental Education (3), GEOL      269 - Environmental Geology (3), GEOL 102 - Introduction to Geology     Laboratory (1)

Physics Core Required Courses:

Physics 131 - Calculus-Based Physics I (5)

Physics 132 - Calculus-Based Physics II (5)                                                                                                                                         

MATH 167 - Calculus II (4)

PHYS 362 - Mathematics of Physics & Engineering (3) & PHYS 204 - Intermediate Physics Lab (1)

PHYS 264 - Modern Physics (3)

PHYS 311 - Electronics: Circuits and Devices (4)

PHYS 318 - Astrophysics (3)

PHYS 485 - Capstone Design (1)

Advanced Physics Electives

Choose 6 credits from the following:

PHYS 220 - Science of Light (3), PHYS 250 - Statics (3), PHYS 312 - Electronics: Linear Integrated Circuits (3), PHYS 313 - Digital Electronics (3), PHYS 331 - (Curriculum Physics 3)

 

Department of Physics

127 Centennial Science Hall
715-425-3235
www.uwrf.edu/PHYS/

James Madsen-Chair, Rellen Hardtke, Eileen Korenic, Earl Blodgett, Lowell McCann, Glenn Spiczak, Matthew Vonk, Surujhdeo Seunarine, Arriety Lowell

Interdisciplinary Program

127 Walker Wyman Education
715-425-3708

Tyler Koepke, Coordinator

The broadfield science program encompasses biology, chemistry, and physics. Students choosing one of these programs will typically be assigned an advisor from one of these departments. The program is the equivalent of a major and a minor. A student selecting one of these areas is not required to have an additional minor. The program leads to certification in secondary or middle school education. Students interested in certification in those programs should consult the Secondary Education Handbook for Undergraduates at www.uwrf.edu/CEPS/ for the detailed requirements for various levels of certification in Wisconsin.