Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS EDUCATION

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in physics education.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS111 PHYSICS I (MECHANICS) 5 4 2 7.5
CHEM101 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 5 4 2 7.5
MATH117 CALCULUS I 5 4 2 7.5
EDS200 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION 3 3 0 5.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS112 PHYSICS II (ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM) 5 4 2 7.5
CHEM102 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 5 4 2 7.5
MATH118 CALCULUS II 5 4 2 7.5
MSE210 THEORIES OF TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 3 3 0 5.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS203 INTRODUCTORY ELECTRONICS I 4 3 2 8.0
PHYS209 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS I 4 4 0 8.0
PHYS221 OPTICS AND WAVES 4 4 0 8.0
MSE326 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTION IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION 3 3 0 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS202 MODERN PHYSICS 4 4 0 8.0
PHYS210 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS II 4 4 0 8.0
PHYS222 OPTICS AND WAVES LABORATORY 3 1 4 6.0
MSE305 ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 3 3 0 6.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS307 APPLIED MODERN PHYSICS 3 1 4 7.0
PHYS335 CLASSICAL MECHANICS I 4 4 0 8.0
MSE443 HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS CURRICULUM REVIEW I 3 3 0 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK107 TURKISH I 2 2 0 4.0
TURK305 ORAL COMMUNICATION 2 2 0 3.0
            FREE ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MSE310 METHODS OF SECONDARY SCIENCE TEACHING I 3 2 2 5.0
MSE405 LABORATORY APPLICATIONS IN SECONDARY SCIENCE EDUCATION I 3 2 2 6.0
ENG311 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK108 TURKISH II 2 2 0 4.0
TURK306 WRITTEN EXPRESSION 2 2 0 3.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            FREE ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EDS304 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 5.0
MSE329 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT 3 2 2 5.0
MSE411 METHODS OF SECONDARY SCIENCE TEACHING II 3 2 2 5.0
MSE417 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 3 1 4 6.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EDS424 GUIDANCE 3 3 0 5.0
MSE418 PRACTICE TEACHING 5 2 6 10.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week