BA Science (5-12, Physics) Courses

WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a professional portfolio, capstone, or both. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required, though you may be able to clear some of these requirements through a course-by-course transcript analysis. (Learn more about transferring credits.) Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.

For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 12 to 13 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.

Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.

CourseCompetency Units
Foundational Perspectives of Education3
English Composition I3
English Composition II3
Integrated Natural Science4
Integrated Natural Science Applications4
Elements of Effective Communication3
Calculus I4
Calculus II4
Introduction to Humanities3
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry Laboratory I1
Survey of United States Constitution and Government3
Survey of United States History3
General Chemistry II4
General Chemistry Laboratory II1
Physics: Mechanics3
Physics: Waves and Optics3
Physics: Electricity and Magnetism3
Science, Technology, and Society5
Space, Time and Motion4
Physics: Content Knowledge7
Fundamentals of Educational Psychology3
Fundamentals of Diversity, Inclusion, and Exceptional Learners3
Classroom Management, Engagement, and Motivation3
Educational Assessment3
Introduction to Preclinical Experiences3
Introduction to Instructional Planning and Presentation3
Instructional Planning and Presentation in Science3
Preclinical Experiences in Science3
Science Teaching and Learning4
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Observations 1 and 23
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Observation 3 and Midterm3
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Obs 4 and 53
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Obs 6 and Final3
Teacher Performance Assessment in Science2
Professional Portfolio1
Cohort Seminar3

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