Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Physical Science Education

Physical Science Education
Hours80.5 - 81.5 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Licensure: This program meets the educational requirements designed to lead to an occupationally required professional license or certificate in the state of Utah. Students pursuing occupations requiring a license or certificate in a state other than Utah should contact the appropriate BYU academic advisement center as well as the licensing agency in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.
This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to or contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426.
For students accepted into the major after December 16, 2019, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher once admitted into the program and to qualify for student teaching. For additional details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
requirement 3 Complete 2 options
Professional Education Component:
Licensure requirements: Contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426, to schedule the exit interview to clear your application for the secondary teaching license. You should be registered for your last semester at BYU prior to the scheduled appointment.
Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed prior to enrollment in Phy S 276.
option 3.2 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Apply for student teaching/internship one semester in advance by September 30 or January 31st. Applications are online at
Student teachers/interns must complete all required EPP assessments and paperwork in the Educator system.
Program Outcomes: 

Physical Science Fundamentals

Students will obtain a broad, basic knowledge of physical sciences.

Instruction Design and Development

Students will be able to design individual lectures reflecting the curriculum and informed by best practices in pedagogy and technology.

Utah Teacher and TEAC Standards

Students understand and apply the goals and standards of the Utah Teacher and TEAC.

Professional and Moral Practice

Students understand and apply the Guiding Principles of Teaching as embraced by the McKay School of Education.