Designed to provide you with the high-leverage skills to become an effective high school physics teacher, the Secondary Education, BSE - Physics option will challenge you to tackle some of the world’s greatest problems while preparing you to teach in today’s high schools. Through a series of science education courses that promote effective science teaching, you will discover how students learn science. Small class sizes allow for collaboration with faculty and classmates and field-based courses will allow you to learn and directly apply educational theories.
You will have multiple hands-on opportunities to learn science teaching in both university and secondary school settings. Our graduates have nearly 100% placement in Missouri schools, and faculty will work with you as you begin your career.
You will use the knowledge and skills obtained in this program to:
After completing this degree, you will be eligible to apply for educator certification in grades 9-12 Physics, as well as unified science certification through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri
UCM’s Science Education programs are recognized by National Association of Science Teachers (NSTA)