Inspire the Next Generation of Physicists. Be a Teacher.
Do you want to share your expertise with future physicists? Share your love of physics by becoming a teacher. Our Master of Science program in Physics with Teacher Certification is designed for those of you who hold a bachelor’s degree and want to become a teacher at the secondary or community college level. Our program consists of 36 credit hours and is 100% online.Take the step today toward your teaching career at A&M-Commerce.
Where It Is Offered Online
Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours
Access helpful information about the MS in Physics with teacher certification (MPTC) degree program and learn how to register for classes.
Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Internships are an important part of your education experience. You will complete a students teaching internship. Our alternative certification program office will work with you to place you in a school district anywhere within Texas.
Master of Science in Physics with Teacher Certification :: 1.11 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
What You Will Learn
Our program is designed for you who have an undergraduate degree in physics and want to become a teacher. You’ll learn how to take your knowledge and apply it to the high school classroom. Work with faculty who specialize in physics education research as you explore courses in classical mechanics, astronomy and astrophysics. Our goal is to equip you with the tools needed to introduce modern physics theories and concepts (post-1865). The world of physics is ever-expanding. New discoveries point us towards more questions and problems to solve. Stay current in physics research through exploring our master’s degree program.
to Prepare You for Your Career
Core courses include quantum universe for educators, physics mathematical methods for educators and thermodynamics for educators.
Learn about the uncertainty principle, wave-particle duality and wave mechanics, and so much more!
Thermodynamics for EducatorsPHY 535
You will learn the principles and applications of statistical thermodynamics, thermal and general interactions of macroscopic systems and parameter measurement, as well as the basic description of statistical mechanics and kinetic theory.
Astronomy and Astrophysics for EducatorsPHY 561
You will cover topics in solar system dynamics, stellar structure and evolution, galactic evolution and dynamics and cosmology and make use of projects based on citizen science initiatives such as the Zooniverse that opened up astronomical research participation to the public.
Master of Science in Physics with Teacher Certification :: 1.13 Course Delivery and Resources
Course Delivery and Resources
Our program is designed with you in mind. All courses are offered online during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Required Courses – 15 semester hours
Students enrolled in the M.S. Physics with teaching certification program will complete six core classes consisting of advanced physics content, physics education research (PER), modern applications, and history. In addition to the 6 core courses the research literature and techniques course (in physics or science education) is required.
Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”
Select “Physics, MS” as your “Major.”
Pay the $50 application fee.
Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.
After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.
After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.
Step 2. Submit Documents
Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.