The Master of Arts in Teaching Physics or Physical Science program, is a 37-38 credit hour program that leads to initial teaching certification in grades 6-12, Physics or Physical Science. The program is intended for students with a BA or BS in Physics, Physical Science, Integrated Science or General Science, and/or an equivalent degree (e.g., Engineering) who wish to earn teacher certification with the State of Michigan.

What You Will Learn

Students will learn to apply inclusive teaching methods and practices in secondary physics classrooms. Students in this program will also learn new approaches to teaching physics.


Certified teachers in Michigan with the Physics (DE) endorsement can teach Physics in 6th-12th grade classrooms. As a student in this program you may seek advising, apply for scholarships, and participate in activities, both in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences - the home department for this program - and in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education, home of the professional teaching courses.

At a Glance

  • Average of 37-38 credit hours to complete
  • Average time to complete - 2 years
  • On campus
  • BS in Physics or Physical Science required


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