Skip to content
Physics Icon

Pass along your curiosity of the universe

We need more passionate STEM educators. You can help fill this gap. Our fully online, non-thesis program gives you the tools and knowledge to succeed in the classroom. Improve your teaching skills through our pedagogical, scientific and mathematical courses designed for physics educators. Enrollment in our program will enable you to join a community of Texas educators and share teaching ideas and strategies. Our master’s degree also enables you to teach dual enrollment at community colleges. The opportunities to spread curiosity, innovation and STEM education to future generations are ever-expanding.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online, Online
Total Credit Hours

36 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Professor actively engaged in a conversation with a student.

Physics (MS) Teaching :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED as a physics educator

Back to menu Scroll to top

Physics (MS) Teaching :: 1.06 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

A master’s degree in physics with a teaching emphasis will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Expand your knowledge of physics and earn the credentials to teach at a community college
  • Pass along knowledge to future students by engaging in specialized classes on education theory and practice
  • Utilize well equipped instructional and research laboratories and telescopes located at A&M-Commerce
Student preforming lab experiment.
Back to menu Scroll to top

Physics (MS) Teaching :: 1.07 Careers

Careers

Increase your value in education by earning a Master’s Degree in Physics with Teaching Emphasis from A&M-Commerce

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

High School Physics Teacher – $60,320, 8% projected job growth through 2026

High School Teachers
$60,320
Middle School Teachers
$58,600

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

Back to menu Scroll to top

Physics (MS) Teaching :: 1.08 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce physics students.

Back to menu Scroll to top

Physics (MS) Teaching :: 1.11 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Student preforming lab experiment.

What You Will Learn

Our program introduces modern theories of physics and astronomy to STEM educators. You’ll learn how to take these theories and apply them 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.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Core courses include quantum universe for educators, physics mathematical methods for educators and thermodynamics for educators.
Back to menu Scroll to top

Physics (MS) Teaching :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

Back to menu Scroll to top

Physics (MS) Teaching :: 1.04 Student Profiles

Student Profiles

Back to menu Scroll to top

Graduate Program Costs

Program Costs

As of Fall 2019, tuition and fees for a graduate student taking 9 credit hours through our 1 Year Optional Rate Plan is $3,288.98 for a Texas resident and $7,086.98 for a non-Texas resident. However, rates do change based on the number of credit hours taken, payment plan used and other factors.

Back to menu Scroll to top

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS International/Domestic Tabs

Admission Requirements

Back to menu Scroll to top

Physics (MS) Teaching :: Admissions Requirements

Domestic Student Required Documents

  • Apply Texas application
  • $50 (USD) application fee
  • All official transcripts
    • Bachelor’s degree, including all transcripts used towards a bachelor’s degree
    • Any master’s degree transcript(s) with graduate coursework (if applicable)
  • Statement of goals
    • 300-600 words
    • Any previous research or teaching experience you might have
    • Research and career goals
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Scores
    One of the following
    • Official General Test GRE scores
    • A completed bachelor’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university with a 3.00 GPA overall or higher
    • A completed master’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university with a 3.00 GPA overall or higher

Application Packet Submission Deadline

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Back to menu Scroll to top

Physics (MS) Teaching :: Admissions Requirements, International

International Student Required Documents

  • Apply Texas application
  • $75 (USD) application fee
  • All official transcripts
    • Bachelor’s degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor’s degree
    • Any master’s degree transcript(s) with graduate coursework (if applicable)
    • A copy of the provisional certificate or diploma
  • Scores
    One of the following
    • Official General Test GRE scores
    • A completed bachelor’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university with a 3.00 GPA overall or higher
    • A completed master’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university with a 3.00 GPA overall or higher
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Statement of goals
    • 300-600 words
    • Any previous research or teaching experience you might have
    • Research and career goals
  • English proficiency
    Scores must be less than 2 years old.
    • Official TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550), or
    • Official IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall), or
    • Official PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher), or
    • Completion (all years) of a bachelor’s degree or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States

Application Packet Submission Deadlines

Applications (including all required documents and for programs that are not fully online) have the following deadlines:

Fall admission consideration: June 1

Spring admission consideration: October 15

Summer admission consideration: March 15

Back to menu Scroll to top

Department of Physics and Astronomy :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
Back to menu Scroll to top

START YOUR JOURNEY! Two buttons

START YOUR JOURNEY!

Back to menu Scroll to top

Physics (MS) Teaching Emphasis Request Information

Back to menu Scroll to top

Physics (MS) Teaching :: 1.14 RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

Related Degree Programs

Back to menu Scroll to top
Loading
Navigate This Page