Why Should I Teach Physics?

Everyone who loves physics had at some time in their lives a teacher, parent, or other individuals who passed along a love of learning which inspired us to pursue physics. By becoming a High School Physics Teacher, you will be able to pass along your passion for physics to the next generation of students including future scientists, engineers, doctors, lawyers, etc.  

All high school graduates must have basic knowledge of physics at the conceptual level if they understand the technical issues that confront society (energy, pollution, etc) and compete for jobs in the 21st Century. Texas presently faces a shortage of qualified high school physics teachers. A problem that is only become more acute as the State implements the requirement that every student graduating on the Recommended High School Plan take Physics.

Thus, pursuing a BS in Physics With Secondary Teacher Certification will prepare you for employment in a career where you can do something very important for society.

To learn more about becoming a High School Physics Teacher.

Physics Teacher Certification At Tarleton

Tarleton is a PTEC Institution (a member of a National Coalition for Physics Teacher Education).

Tarleton physics faculty are heavily involved in physics education including teacher preparation in a variety of ways including involvement in Physics Education Research, in providing teacher workshops in inquiry and other teaching techniques to existing science teachers, and as members of the Texas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Physics Certification Tracks

Tarleton is presently in the process of reinstituting its two physics teacher certification programs (Math/Physics & Physical Science) following the approval of the new Joint Physics degree. Once the new curriculums have been approved on all campuses, the curriculum will be posted. Chemistry presently has a similar Physical Science certification program with more chemistry and Math has a similar Math/Physics certification program with more math.

Physics Teaching Resources