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Secondary Education (Grades 9 - 12)

Science:  Physics


State-of-the-art classrooms, research opportunities with leaders in the field, plus funded study abroad and outreach opportunities—Secondary Education programs equip candidates with the knowledge and skills needed to lead.  With a focus on diversity, technology, field work and research, this program produces candidates who are in demand.

Undergraduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics, a Bachelor of Science in Physics, or a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences:  Major in Physics (Sciences and Letters), with or without a Physics Teaching Concentration, and a Minor in Secondary Education with educator licensure.  At the graduate level, candidates complete a Master of Education in Secondary Education with educator licensure.

A strong social justice focus characterizes the program curriculum.


Undergraduate program information.

Undergraduate course requirements.

Earn your bachelor’s degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and your secondary education minor from the College of Education. Prepare to teach students in grades 9-12, teaching the subjects you are most passionate about.  Students complete their major through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences while completing their Minor in Secondary School Teaching through the College of Education.


Graduate program information.

The Secondary Education Master plus Teacher Licensure provides the coursework necessary for a master's degree as well as the professional sequence leading to initial licensure.


Program coordinator:       Scott Filkins

Placement coordinator:  Cara Gutzmer