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Physics Education Impact

Physics Education

The science education program is designed to provide a strong content background in one or more science disciplines and extensive practice using constructivist teaching strategies to prepare teacher candidates for today’s classroom. Certifications (specializations) are available in Biology (9-12), Chemistry (9-12), Physics (9-12), and General Science (5-12). Our program provides early teaching opportunities in middle school classrooms, workshops in association with the NASA IV&V Educator Resource Center, participation in professional organizations, opportunities for public outreach international travel, and research experiences using radio telescopes at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, WV. Science education students earn the B.A. Degree in Education with specializations in two or more science areas. Some students choose to double major, earning both a B.S. in a Math or Science discipline and a B.A. in Education.

Employment Opportunities

Employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Both part-time and full-time postsecondary teachers are included in this projection.