Overview of the Program:
Students majoring in Physics who wish to teach physics, but not chemistry, at the high school level may choose to obtain licensure in AYA Physics, rather than AYA Physical Science (Dual-Field: Chemistry and Physics.) This program prepares students to design and deliver instruction that encourages critical thinking, conceptual understanding and problem-solving in chemistry for the high school students they will teach.
Students who choose this option pursue the B.A. program in Physics. This alternative, which requires 70 hours in the content area (subject area), entails fewer required hours in chemistry than the Dual-Field option, and additional hours in physics. To fulfill the licensure requirements, students declare a second major in Education which requires 34 hours of professional education course work. Completion of both majors leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and recommendation for Ohio teacher licensure.
Dr. Gary Chottiner