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.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.
The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.