Missouri State University

Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science

Physics Education Graduate Program

Learn how to apply physics in the classroom - Students apply principles they learn by building towers from popsicle sticks

What will you learn in physics education?

As a physics education graduate student, you will deepen your understanding of light, time, motion and energy while learning how to apply them in the classroom at the middle and high school levels.

Why pursue a master’s degree in physics education at Missouri State?

  • Missouri State University’s College of Education is a highly accredited unit, and you will learn effective teaching methods as you focus on diving deeper into your understanding of physics.
  • With this degree, you will be equipped to teach physics at the middle school and high school levels.
  • You will have an opportunity to choose course work and develop research projects that will meet your specific educational and professional needs.
  • If you choose to pursue a teaching assistantship, you will be able to teach at the college level, which will provide you with work experience for your résumé.

If you are interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in physics, contact Dr. Bill Thomas, program coordinator, at 417-836-5609.