Post-Baccalaureate Ed.M. with Certification in Physical Science or Physics Education

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Science Education
Associated Degree:
  • Ed.M.
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Masters
Program Type:
  • Certificate
  • Degree


The Ed.M. program with (K-12) teacher certification in physical science or physics education is designed for individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree in physical science or a closely related field and who wish to pursue certification and a master’s degree in education at the same time. Certificates are recommended only in conjunction with the completion of the requirements for the Ed.M. degree.
The program has four major goals:

  • to help students learn pedagogical content knowledge of physical sciences, i.e., content-specific teaching methods in physics and chemistry;
  • to provide students with a grounding in the historical and philosophical contexts of the discipline that they will be certified to teach, i.e., history and philosophy of physical science;
  • to provide students with research experiences in physical science. This will help them better understand how scientists work and how discipline-specific knowledge develops; and
  • to provide students with the knowledge and skills to integrate technology into physical science instruction.


Applications can be completed online. Applications are due by February 1 for the fall term. Students are admitted only once a year to the postbaccalaureate program.


Program Requirements

In order to earn the master's degree, individuals must successfully complete the required course sequence, provide proof of satisfaction of the general education requirements and liberal arts credits, and pass the portfolio.

Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.

A complete listing of degree requirements are available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Eugenia Etkina.