Physics Teaching Major and Licensure

Teachers are always in high demand, and science teachers are always needed. If you want to experience the joys of teaching students, then this option could be for you.

A teaching major in physics will prepare you to be certified in high school physics. You can graduate after four years of study, but if you invest another semester, you can get a license in middle school physical science as well.

Ball State is part of the Physics Teachers Education Coalition (PhysTEC), an initiative to give future teachers hands-on learning, mentors, and success in real-world classrooms. We are also participants in the PhysTEC Noyce Scholarship program and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program. Both of these programs provide financial support for physics teachers in training.

Learn more about course requirements for our physics teaching degree.

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Cooper Physical Science Building, room 101
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8860
Fax: 765-285-5674
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