PHY - Physics Instructor Qualifications

 

PHY 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213 -- lecture and Lab

Master's degree in physics OR

Master's degree in related area plus 30 quarter hours graduate credit in physics;

 

The Physics SAC has established the following disciplines to be considered approved “related areas”:

    • Engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, etc.)
    • Math or any science other than physics
    • Math education
    • Physics (or other science) education
    • Secondary science education

 

PHY 121, 122, 123 -- lecture and lab

Master’s Degree in any one of the following subject areas: Astronomy, Physics, Science Education, Earth/Space Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Secondary School Science Education, Geology; OR

Bachelor’s Degree in any one of the above subject areas PLUS 30 graduate hours in astronomy, earth/space sciences, planetary sciences, physics, general science, or any combination thereof; OR

Bachelor’s Degree in any one of the above subject areas PLUS a background in astronomy as demonstrated by academic coursework, teaching experience, “industrial” (non-teaching) experience, research, grants, professional experience, or any combination thereof.

 

Provisional Approval

PHY 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213-- lecture and lab

For an individual who does not currently meet the necessary Instructor Qualification Requirements, the following criteria are considered acceptable for consideration of Provisional Approval to teach physics courses:

  • Currently in good standing in a graduate degree program in Physics, or in a Physics-related field (see Instructor Qualifications Requirements above for the list of SAC-approved Physics-related programs)
    AND
  • Is within 1 year of completing the graduate degree program, as verified by candidate’s graduate advisor;
    AND
  • Has already earned at least 30 graduate credit hours in Physics course work;

 

Approved February 2014

PHY Instructor Qualifications Prior to February 2014