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Physics Education (6-12)

Inspiring Curiosity

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Physics is the study of how the world works. It is the science that tries to understand the laws of nature and the relationships between energy and matter. Physics deals with everything from sub-atomic particles to black holes and the structure of the universe. Learn the fundamental laws of physics, develop your passion for knowledge and innovation,and discover how to apply what you are learning. 

As a Physics Education major at Kansas Wesleyan University, you will study physics in depth and learn teacher education procedures, policies and practices as part of KWU’s Christian liberal arts curriculum. With clinical practice in a student teacher role, you will learn how to how to run a classroom and confidently impart physics principles to your middle or high school students. 

Physics Courses

Why study Physics Education at KWU? One-on-one faculty attention!

Physics teaches us about mass, time, space, and energy, and how they form the framework for the universe we live in. It teaches what we can and cannot do. It teaches us to actually see what's going on around us rather than just looking at it and not seeing. As a Physics Education major at Kansas Wesleyan University, you will study math in depth and learn teacher education procedures, policies and practices as part of KWU’s Christian liberal arts curriculum. With clinical practice in a student teacher role, you will learn how to how to run a classroom and confidently impart mathematics principles to your middle or high school students. 

Physics Education majors at KWU have the opportunity to study in small classes, which ensures your questions get answered. You also get the individualized mentoring necessary to make good decisions regarding your career options. Students also have the opportunity to get involved in the Math and Physics Club, where they can acquire leadership skills and develop their networking abilities.

What can I do with a Physics Education degree from Kansas Wesleyan University? Captivate young minds!

Physics Education graduates teach, serve as school administrators and become tutors. Their work in the classroom provides a foundation of learning for those students who will go on to use math and physics both professionally and in everyday life. 

For more information, contact Dr. Kristin Kraemer, assistant professor of Physics, or call (785) 833-4466.