Physics Education Certificate - Online

Physics Education Certificate - Online

Important: This certificate plan is effective for those starting in the fall 2024 through summer 2025. This certificate plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change certificates.

The add-on physics endorsement is an option for:

Teachers who wish to add on an endorsement to teach physics courses in grades 6-12.

  • Teachers who are already licensed in another science discipline
  • Teacher Candidates who are enrolled in a teacher preparation program that leads to initial licensure in another science discipline. This certificate provides eligibility to add a physics endorsement, certifying them to teach physics courses in grades 6-12
Required Courses 1
PHYS 231University Physics I4
PHYS 232University Physics II4
PHYS 305Introduction to Modern Physics3
PHYS 321Mechanics3
PHYS 331Electricity and Magnetism3
PHYS 440Wave Optics4
EDSC 488Science Lab Practicum in Schools 20
Total Hours21

Endorsement for teacher candidates with a science education major in another discipline


EDSC 488 Science Lab Practicum in Schools (0 c.h.) is a required practicum course that requires a background check; candidates should not plan to take this course in a summer session.

Note: Relevant 300-400 level PHYS courses require successful completion of MATH 430 Multivariable Calculus (3 c.h.).

Completion Requirements

  • 21 total hours
  • A minimum of 25% of hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • 2.0 GPA
  • No grade of “D” may be applied to the certificate
  • Submission of Certificate Completion Application at beginning of final semester
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