Secondary Education – Physics

The Secondary Education Program will give you a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as educational subject concentration courses. Students in the Secondary Education Program will need to continue their academic work at a senior college after completing their degree at BMCC and to obtain a B.A. degree, along with other state requirements, to become a certified teacher.


Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow from 2016 to 2026, especially in STEM fields.

Transfer Options

Our Secondary Education Program has an articulation agreement with Lehman College within CUNY.  Upon completion of the program requirements in either SEM, SEB, SEC or the SEP major, an Associate of Science (A.S.) in Secondary Education degree is awarded.

Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

Curriculum Requirements

University Physics I
University Physics II
Modern Physics




Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


  1. Students are required to take MAT 206 or MAT 301. Students who are strong in math can take the MAT 206 test and if they pass it, they can go directly into MAT 301.
  2. Students are required to take CHE 201.
  3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
  4. Students are required to take CHE 202 and PSY 100.
  5. These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.

Teacher Education Department

199 Chambers Street, Room S-616
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1274

Office Hours
9 a.m.-5 p.m