Texas Tech University

Secondary Education Concentration

Overview

A curriculum intended to prepare students for teaching physics and/or mathematics at the secondary education level. It provides a four-year path to certification for teaching these fields at the middle school and high school levels. This concentration will enable a graduate to go directly from this program into teaching math and/or physics at the secondary education level. Students selecting this option should expect to take additional hours of advanced physics coursework if they wish to be well prepared for further graduate study in physics or seeking employment as a physicist. Coursework for this concentration includes 12 hours of introductory physics courses, a one-hour fieldwork course, 12 hours of additional Junior/Senior level physics courses, 24 hours of mathematics courses, and 27 hours of education courses, all of which apply to the attainment of secondary teacher certification in the Math/Physics content area. For additional details, see the Undergraduate Booklet.

Teaching Related Links

Department of Physics and Astronomy