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.
No foreign language credits required
No thesis required
Physics (MS) Teaching :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED as a physics educator
The College of Science and Engineering is a gateway to in-demand STEM careers projected to make up a significant portion of the U.S. and global economy.
Take on our mission to build a better Texas that is eager to compete in an interconnected world with creativity, ethical leadership and imagination. We don’t just discover the future, we make it.
Shape an innovative framework with an award-winning faculty including four Regents Professors, a highly selective honor for exemplary contributions to their university, community and the State of Texas.
Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research in various fields.
Physics (MS) Teaching :: 1.07 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
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
Physics (MS) Teaching :: 1.08 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.
Physics (MS) Teaching :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES
In this course, you will learn about the uncertainty principle, wave-particle duality and wave mechanics, as well as applications to atomic physics, nuclear physics, semiconductors and lasers; how quantum mechanics has shaped the modern world. The impact of quantum mechanics in our culture; its uses and misuses.
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.
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.
Graduate 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.