Online Master of Science in Physics in Education

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Overview of the Online MS Physics in Education Program

Strengthen your scientific knowledge in physics within a biblical worldview.

Our Master of Science in Physics in Education is designed for practicing secondary school teachers who wish to become qualified to instruct advanced placement, dual enrollment, or early college courses, as well as deepen their understanding of physics and advanced educational classroom practice. Upon graduating from this program, you’ll have a broad understanding of the field, stronger physics knowledge, deeper critical thinking skills, and advanced mathematical modeling and quantitative skills in fundamental domains – all within a biblical worldview.

Courses are designed to equip students with methods and materials they need to deepen their teaching ability and help their own students learn. This program builds in ideas for culturally responsive teaching, ethics and faith, and research and technology tools. IWU’s student-centric approach also provides:

  • 100% online courses with faith integration and reflection
  • Access to live and recorded interactive webinar discussions
  • 1:1 consulting and support for learning and integrating course material

Note: Candidates must already be credentialed for teaching physics in P-12 schools and/or community colleges, as this degree will not lead to initial or advanced state licensure in those areas.

You’ll Learn To…

  • Analyze and synthesize scientific knowledge through the study of physics
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills by explaining scientific concepts associated with the study of physics
  • Evaluate then solve physics problems that can be modeled mathematically
  • Formulate a biblical worldview utilizing the attained scientific knowledge in physics
  • Demonstrate the ability to use research with an understanding of qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed methods research methodologies
  • Demonstrate ethical, Christ-like attitudes, values, and biblical worldviews that encompass professional dispositions
  • Integrate global philosophies into their own educational practices

Career Options

  • P-12 Classroom Physics Teacher for Dual Enrollment Courses
  • Adjunct Community College Professor (Physics)
  • Education Service Agency Specialist

TUITION

CREDIT HOURS
33 Total
TUITION
$480/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing iwuenroll@indwes.edu.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and employer reimbursement.

COURSES

Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

11 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence.

PHYS-501,PHYS-502,PHYS-503,PHYS-504,PHYS-505,PHYS-506,EDUC-510,EDUC-520,EDUC-530,EDUC-600,EDUC-630

REQUIREMENTS

Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • A bachelor’s degree with a physics major or must be state certified (in any state) to teach physics at a secondary school level.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
  • Candidates need:
    • A valid (but not necessarily current) state teacher’s license with an endorsement to teach physics or physical science, or a valid (but not necessarily current) temporary, standard, or professional teaching license/certificate from another recognized accreditation body (e.g., Association of Christian Schools International), or an official letter from a school administrator confirming employment as a teacher of record.
    • At least one year of teaching experience from an approved and accredited public, private, or parochial P-12 school in the United States or abroad.
    • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to a P-12 classroom, preferably secondary physics, physical science, or general science.

  • Successful completion of the M.S. curriculum.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  • Successful completion of admission, mid-program review, and program completion gateways.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

START DATES

The MS - Physics In Education at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

*Effective 07-01-2022 through 06-30-2023