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Physics Education at Taylor

Physics Science Education


Your Future as a Physics Science Educator

If you’re called to share your knowledge with others and have a passion for physics, then consider a major in Physics Science Education. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of physics theories and supplement that knowledge with challenging and applicable Math courses. You’ll also take Education classes that will train you to manage a classroom, create lessons based on your students’ psychological development, and approach assessment with fair and compelling methods. Both physics and education will merge as you learn to make physics accessible to those who might not be scientifically minded.

During your junior and senior year, you will design and complete your own experiments and projects. This will give you hands-on experience designing labs for your own classroom and practicing proper lab techniques and safety.

The Physics Science Education curriculum is designed to best prepare students for a career as a physics teacher for grades 5-12. You will spend a semester of your senior year student teaching, split into two different teaching locations, at which you will teach two different grade levels in order to gain a wide breadth of teaching experience.

Get on track for these careers

  • Physics Teacher 
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Data Analyst
  • Engineer
  • Physicist
  • Physics Researcher
  • Project Manager
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Launching into Your Classroom

Education majors spend a full semester of their senior year teaching real students locally or internationally. Each Education student teaches at two different schools, preparing you to manage your own classroom after graduation.

Physics Science Education Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.

Liberal Arts Foundational Core

A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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