This track is for students who want to become certified to teach grades 7-12 physical sciences in Maine. Interested students should see the secondary education physics coordinator upon acceptance at USM, matriculation, upon choosing a physics major, or as early in their time at USM as possible. The curriculum for this track is designed to provide prospective 7-12 teachers a strong academic foundation in physical sciences along with a continuous focus on both the theory and practice of teaching through a sequence of pre-internship education courses and field experiences. It has four components: USM Core curriculum, a physics major, professional education courses, and electives totaling 120 credit hours for the degree. Requirements All students must formally declare their entry into a teacher certification concentration by completing the declaration procedures found on the Office of Educator Preparation web site at http://usm.maine.edu/educatorpreparation. Passing Praxis Core scores, creation of a free Tk20 account and declaration application, and two recommendation forms are necessary to complete the declaration process.