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Physics Education, B.S.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cape Girardeau, MO, United States
The Physics Education program of the Southeast Missouri State University offers a unique career opportunity. Enthusiastic, innovative and well-prepared teachers are needed not only to prepare high school students for careers in science but also to provide all students with an appreciation of science and how it has benefited society.
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Physics describes and explains not only what goes on in our immediate surroundings but also in the minute world of atoms and elementary particles and the vast world of stars and galaxies. Physics teachers can help provide the knowledge that students need to understand and appreciate the world in which they live, and to show the many scientific ideas upon which modern technology is built.

The Physics Education program of the Southeast Missouri State University is well rounded, helping teachers develop a strong foundation of physics knowledge. Once initial certification is obtained, additional areas of science may be added by passing the Missouri Content Assessment exams, as of present. 

 B.S. Ed. in Physics Education graduates work in the education field. Examples of job titles include high school physics teacher, college laboratory technician and college science professor (requires M.S. or Ph.D. degree).

What You'll Do

  • Obtain a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of physics and mathematics.
  • Have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of physics and engineering concepts on everyday issues in a global, economic, environmental, and social context.
  • Be well prepared, and certified, to teach high school physics in Missouri, and to communicate physics to the general public.

Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Physics Teacher
  • General Science Teacher
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Biology Teacher
  • Math Teacher
  • Earth Science Teacher
  • Educational Administrator
  • Laboratory Technician

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Physics
  • Experimental Methods
  • Modern Physics
  • Techniques of Teaching Science
  • Pedagogy 1: Principles of Effective Teaching
  • Education as a Profession

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.

General Requirements

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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