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Physics Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Fair Plain, MI, United States
The Physics Education program of Andrews University seeks to develop students for teaching physics at the secondary school level with optimal content, methods, and results consistent with evidence-based active learning and the needs of modern students.
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Program Features

Students with interest and aptitude in physics and the desire to empower future generations with its exciting concepts, applied successes, and practical skills will find the Physics Education program of Andrews University to be a strong preparation for teaching physics in SDA and other private or public secondary institutions. 

This baccalaureate degree is sufficient to enter into high school teaching; however, a master’s degree is preferred by many school systems and, without it, teachers are often required to make annual progress towards completing it. Students typically complete this program in 4.5 years, including Michigan Teaching Certification (in collaboration with the School of Education [College of Education & International Services]).

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Physics Education BS, students will demonstrate:

  • Evidence-based knowledge of pedagogical principles, methods, and content effective in transmitting physics concepts, problem-solving, critical thinking and analysis, and applied results (instructing students with learning plans designed for 12 or more students).
  • Curriculum development and engaging instructional skills in various in-classroom and in-lab physics practica (applying physics knowledge for learners to access information in real world settings and assure learner mastery).
  • Assessment of student learning in physics, reflection on practice, and modifications that support student diversity (integrating assessment, planning, and instructional strategies).
  • Awareness of whole-student development in physics curricula as they pertain to practical, social, and civic contexts (participating in creating safe and supportive learning environments in diverse cultures, with discernable commitment to the ethical and professional dimensions of teaching).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers
  • Advanced Physics Laboratory 
  • Theoretical Mechanics 
  • Teaching
  • Strategies for Educating Exceptional and Diverse Learners
  • Principles Of Teaching and Learning

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application system during the application process
  • A certified (true) copy of the original transcript attested by an authorized person (i.e. Ministry of Education, authorized personnel at the embassy, department of interior affairs, Justice of the Peace, etc.) (international students)
  • You must have a high school GPA of 2.50 or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher)
  • ACT/SAT is not required for international students
  • International and domestic prospective students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fair Plain

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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