Bachelor of Science in Physics with Teaching

The Bachelor of Science in Physics with Teaching in Temple’s College of Science and Technology is specially designed for students majoring in Physics who want to pursue a career in STEM education. This 124-credit-hour, interdisciplinary bachelor's degree is offered through Temple’s innovative TUteach program.

Physics with Teaching

As a Physics Major, you’ll follow the same curricular requirements as the Bachelor of Arts in Physics. Over four years, you’ll study the fundamental principles of the discipline as well as the relevant mathematics key to understanding different physical models.

You'll learn to teach in a traditional classroom setting and labs, and you'll gain the application skills needed to solve problems in specialized areas of physics, including

  • atomic physics,
  • classical and quantum mechanics,
  • electromagnetism,
  • optics and wave phenomena,
  • statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, and
  • special relativity.

Temple TUteach

TUteach is a collaboration between the College of Science and Technology and the College of Education and Human Development. TUteach integrates a secondary school (grades 7 through 12) mathematics or science teaching track so you can become eligible to take the Praxis certification exam upon graduation.

Learn more about the TUteach program degrees.

Accelerated Programs

Physics student and professor working together in a class

Classes & Curriculum

In this 87-credit-hour major requirement, you’ll take physics and education courses. You'll take a two-semester introductory sequence in classical physics and three semesters of calculus, as well as a two-semester sequence of laboratory science electives outside of physics. Some of your physics classes may include

  • Classical Mechanics,
  • Electricity and Magnetism,
  • Experimental Physics,
  • Introduction to Modern Physics, and
  • Mathematical Physics.

For the teaching component, you’ll take courses in education, history, philosophy, research methodology, and science and technology. Some of the teaching classes may include

  • Coding STEM Lessons,
  • History of Science,
  • Introduction to Inclusive Education,
  • Inquiry-Based Lesson Design in Science and Mathematics Modified for English Learners,
  • Perspectives on Science and Mathematics, and
  • TUteach Apprentice Teaching.

Learn more about the BS in Physics with Teaching courses.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $22,224.00 per year
Out-of-state: $36,624.00 per year


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