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Physics (B.S.) - Science Teaching Specialization

Teach students in middle school or high school.

The Physics major with a Science Teaching Specialization provides rigorous training in physics and in education. The curriculum prepares students for a career in education teaching science at the middle and high school levels. The program is designed to produce highly qualified physics teachers to address local and national shortages of physical science teachers. This degree is NCATE accredited and along with satisfactory performance on required praxis examinations satisfies State of South Dakota requirements for science teaching endorsement.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Consider yourself a pragmatic person
  • Are a creative problem solver
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Have strong skills in mathematics
  • Are interested in teaching

Career Opportunities

  • High School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Corporate Trainer

Recent Employers

  • SD, MN, and IA School Districts

Suggested Certificates

  • Experiential Learning

Suggested Minors

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology

Clubs and Organizations

  • Society of Physics Students
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Sigma Pi Sigma

To learn more specific details about program requirements, view this program in the course catalog.

View the recommended academic plan.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.