Are you wondering whether teaching physics is the right career for you? This short activity can help you get the facts to make an informed decision.
We have designed a pathway for you to become a highly-qualified high school physics teacher. If you choose this path, you’ll major in physics (fundamental or applied concentration) with a minor in educational studies. After that, you will complete the MAT. Along the way, you’ll be advised by two experts: a professor in physics and a professor in educational studies. You’ll also have early teaching opportunities, including being a Learning Assistant at SMCM and student teaching. You will complete the program with an MAT and eligible for a Standard Professional Certificate with a Master’s pay grade.
- Physics major: Fundamental Physics concentration or Applied Physics concentration
- Educational Studies minor
- Requirements checklist for the SMCM MAT for certification in Physics, Grades 7-12
- MAT program
- Teaching in Maryland
- Learning Assistants
For more information, you may also contact Prof. Josh Grossman (firstname.lastname@example.org) of SMCM Physics and Prof. Angela Johnson (email@example.com) of SMCM Educational Studies.
The Physics Teacher Education Program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is a member of the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC).