Mar 26, 2023
This guide is valid for this Undergraduate Catalog only and is subject to change. This guide is a recommendation only and your actual program may vary. The time it takes to complete a degree and the sequence in which courses are taken will depend on any credits transferred to UCM and on placement in math and writing. See the current Undergraduate Catalog for a complete listing of academic policies, curriculum, prerequisites, and course descriptions.
Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Semester Total: 15-16 Hours
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Semester Total: 16-17 Hours
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Semester Total: 17 Hours
(Successfully complete MoGEA exam by end of this semester)
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Semester Total: 16-18 Hours
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Semester Total: 15-17 Hours
Senior Year - Spring Semester
The courses listed for this semester constitute the professional education (student teaching) block. The student should not take any other courses during this semester.
Semester Total: 12 Hours
(All non-student teaching coursework and tests must be successfully completed before this semester for enrollment in student teaching.)
Secondary Ed - Physics Option, BS in Ed. Degree - 126-132 Hours
- * Enrollment in CHEM 1131 and MATH 1151 is dependent upon one or more of the following: math placement level, high school math courses completed, ACT/SAT standardized test scores, and/or a possible mathematics placement examination.
- ** UNIV 1400 is a free choice elective and is highly recommended for academic success. However, this program does not require any free choice electives.
- # A grade of C or better is required to progress in major coursework.
- ## These courses must be taken concurrently.
- ### Students must complete a minimum of 20 semester hours in PHYS to be certified to teach physics in Missouri. CHEM 4531 and CHEM 4532 are allowed to count towards these hours. The number of PHYS electives needed will depend on choices made in the major.
- 10 This course fulfills Competency 10 - Integration in the General Education program. The hours count in the major, not in general education.
- The Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) is an exam required of all Teacher Education students. Students must pass all areas of the MoGEA for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students should take and successfully complete the MoGEA before completion of their sophomore year (60 earned hours). See your success advisor to discuss the classes needed to prepare for the exam.
- Teacher Education candidates must take the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) for their certification area before they can student teach, and must pass it in order to be recommended for certification. Information and registration is available on the MEGA website: http://www.mo.nesinc.com/.
- See www.ucmo.edu/cert for statement and information (including application) on admission to teacher education. Full admission is required before enrollment in professional education classes and student teaching. The application for student teaching is due approximately one year in advance.