Physics Teacher Education
Share your passion for physics with the next generation.
This degree prepares you to teach physics at the high school level. Teaching physics is a rewarding experience. You'll spend your day explaining the marvels of the universe to motivated students.
Our program follows a broad-field preparation model. After earning the degree, you'll have a specialization in physics. You'll also be able to teach all introductory science courses for high school.
Point of Pride
Illinois State produces the second highest number of Physics Teacher Education graduates in the U.S. Our program regularly earns the Five Plus awards from the American Institute of Physics and has four students that have won the Lotze scholarship, the most in the U.S.
Why study Physics Teacher Education?
Physics Teacher Education at Illinois State is nationally recognized for teacher preparation. Our program is one of the largest in the country with six physics teaching methods courses and a full-time program coordinator.
With your teaching qualifications, you'll be well positioned for future professional advancement.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!