Physics education teacher education

School of Science

Students who complete this program have all of the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career as a high school physics teacher. After passing the professional exams offered by the state, they will be fully certified to teach.

Like all physics majors, students in this program learn physics, mathematics, and the habits of mind that make them thorough professionals. Physics teachers are in great demand nationwide. Students earning their teaching certification in physics can easily find jobs almost anywhere in the country, and experienced physics teachers make more than many people think. The national average salary for physics teachers is over $50,000.

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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