Students interested in teaching at the high school level may prepare by following our physics/secondary education track. Students completing this track of study receive a bachelor of arts in physics with an emphasis in secondary education. The course of study has been carefully crafted to include the courses required for secondary education certification as well as a solid base of knowledge in physics. A student following this course of study would be well prepared to teach physics at the secondary level.
Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the new Core Curriculum, which takes effect with the Class of 2016, is available at http://www.providence.edu/academic-affairs/core-curriculum.
Other assessment requirements include, but are not limited to, Basic Skills Tests, minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA, minimum 2.0 average in Physics major courses, C or higher in all Education courses. Please visit the Secondary Education section for additional information.