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Master's in Physics in Education

If you are a practicing secondary school teacher who wants to teach physics in advanced placement, dual enrollment, or early college courses, the MS in Physics in Education program at Indiana Wesleyan University was designed for you. In less than two years, you can deepen your understanding of scientific knowledge in physics while elevating your instructional skills to the undergraduate level. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles into a fulfilling career after completing the physics teaching degree program.

Why Pursue My MS in Physics in Education Online at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your education online at IWU. We offer accredited degree programs taught by experienced faculty who are experts in physics and proven instructors. We also provide student services, from tech support to tutoring, to help you succeed in this physics teaching degree program. Our approach to online learning allows busy students to continue their education without putting their current lives on hold.

What Will I Learn in This Master’s in Physics Education Program?

This MS in Physics program is designed to help students who hold a bachelor’s in teaching and teach at the high school level. By completing this MS in Physics Education, you can open yourself up to new career possibilities in education. This program builds on ideas for culturally responsive teaching, ethics and faith, and research and technology tools. Course topics cover mathematical methods, electromagnetism, research methods, and more.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

33 Credit Hours


$499/ Credit Hour

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

Financial AidTuition Info

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
What You Will Study in This MS in Physics in Education Online Program

The curriculum for this master’s in physics teaching degree covers how 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

After Graduation
Potential Careers

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

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • 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.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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