Become certified to teach physics at the high school or middle school level in three steps:

Step 1: Earn a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a foundations of interdisciplinary science minor.

Step 2: Earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Missouri State.

  • A 3.0 GPA or better in your bachelor’s degree discipline area is required for admission to the MAT program.

Step 3: Receive certification/licensure in the state of Missouri to teach high school and middle school.

  • In order to teach dual-credit science courses, which result in both high school and college credits for your students, you will need 18 graduate hours in a science discipline. Check with your advisor.

A degree in physics education prepares you for any number of jobs in the fields of physics, materials science or education.