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  Sep 22, 2017
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, STEP

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP): Physics

The Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) at Oakland University is an extended program of study leading to certification. Students in this program may complete the requirements for a B.A. degree in physics as listed below or may complete the requirements for the B.S. degree, which requires 14 additional credits. Generally, eligibility for admission to the STEP requires a GPA of 3.00 in both the major and minor, and an overall GPA of 2.80. No single major or minor course grade may be below 2.0. Second undergraduate degree candidates completing major and/or minors may be required to complete additional course work at Oakland University beyond the stated minimums.

5. Required courses — 10 credits

6. Four credits of biology at or above the level of BIO 111, but not BIO 300.

9. Required course

Additional information

A program in STEP must include either a 20-28 credit secondary teaching minor or an integrated science endorsement. Furthermore, STEP Physics majors must also complete a sequence of undergraduate course work in education to include

 ,  ,  , FE 406  and  .

Extended study including

 ,   and   is also required. Further details on program and admission requirements and procedures can be found in the School of Education and Human Services portion of the catalog and by consulting advisers in the department of Physics and the School of Education and Human Services Advising Office (363 Pawley Hall, 248-370-4182).

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP): Endorsement in Integrated Science

Students pursuing the STEP Physics major are eligible to pursue an Integrated Science endorsement. Students who complete both the STEP Physics major and the STEP Integrated Science program will be recommended for certification by Oakland University to teach the following subjects at the secondary level: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science and Physics. This program may be substituted for a secondary teaching minor.


STEP Physics majors should note that many of the courses listed above may have already been taken in the process of completing the STEP Physics major.

A cumulative grade point average of 3.00 is required in courses in the program, with no single course grade below 2.0. Second undergraduate degree candidates completing the program may be required to take additional courses at Oakland University beyond the stated minimums. Students must consult with the STEP Physics adviser.