Physics Coursework for Iowa 5-12 Physics and All Science Endorsements - Open Cohort

Tentative course schedule
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This coursework has been developed with practicing teachers in mind. Online courses are typically offered during fall, spring and 8-week summer sessions. On-campus courses are offered during the summer. Coursework can be completed in 1 to 2 years depending on previous courses completed and existing endorsement(s) held. Click here to review specific requirements for each endorsement area.

Fall 2019
PHYSICS
1511
General Physics I
Algebra-based introductory course covering Newtonian mechanics, gravitation and thermal physics. Emphasis on conceptual understanding of physical principles through group investigations and lab activities. Discussion/lab, 5 periods. Prerequisite(s): high school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent
4 unit(s)
PHYSICS
4159/5159
Physics of Sensors and Robotics
Physics of Sensors and Robotics
3 unit(s)
Spring 2020
PHYSICS
4080/5080
Resources for Teaching Physics
A physics course that focuses on topics recommended for high school physics programs, with an emphasis on various physics education resources in the context of science education initiatives. This course is designed for both current science teachers and science education undergraduates. Prerequisite(s): PHYSICS 1511(880:054) or PHYSICS 1701 (880:130); PHYSICS 1512 (880:056) or PHYSICS 1702 (880:131)
2 unit(s)
Summer 2020
PHYSICS
1512
General Physics II
Algebra-based introductory course covering electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Emphasis on conceptual understanding of physical principles through group investigations and lab activities.Discussion/lab, 5 periods. Prerequisite(s): PHYSICS 1511 (880:054)or PHYSICS 1701 (880:130).
4 unit(s)
PHYSICS
4186/5186
Studies in Mechanics
2-3 unit(s)

Blended online and on the UNI campus

Fall 2020
PHYSICS
1511
General Physics I
Algebra-based introductory course covering Newtonian mechanics, gravitation and thermal physics. Emphasis on conceptual understanding of physical principles through group investigations and lab activities. Discussion/lab, 5 periods. Prerequisite(s): high school algebra and trigonometry or equivalent
4 unit(s)
Spring 2021
PHYSICS
4080/5080
Resources for Teaching Physics
A physics course that focuses on topics recommended for high school physics programs, with an emphasis on various physics education resources in the context of science education initiatives. This course is designed for both current science teachers and science education undergraduates. Prerequisite(s): PHYSICS 1511(880:054) or PHYSICS 1701 (880:130); PHYSICS 1512 (880:056) or PHYSICS 1702 (880:131)
2 unit(s)
Summer 2021
PHYSICS
1512
General Physics II
Algebra-based introductory course covering electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Emphasis on conceptual understanding of physical principles through group investigations and lab activities.Discussion/lab, 5 periods. Prerequisite(s): PHYSICS 1511 (880:054)or PHYSICS 1701 (880:130).
4 unit(s)
PHYSICS
4186/5186
Studies in Electricity & Magnetism+
2-3 unit(s)

Blended online and on the UNI campus