Physics Education Certificate Prepare to Lead


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the certificate total

Are you ready to boost your teaching career and help prepare tomorrow’s scientists today? Whether you are a teacher or preparing to be one, an add-on endorsement is something that can make you more marketable. Liberty University’s online Physics Education Certificate can increase your skills in teaching physics and prepare you for positions nationwide as a physics teacher for grades 6-12. Regardless of the science-related subject, you are currently teaching, this certificate can help you add a physics endorsement to your teaching license.

Did you know that close to 70% of middle school students are taught science by a teacher lacking a major or certification in the subject taught?** Of all the STEM subjects, physics has the most severe teacher shortage. This Physics Education Certificate can prepare you to be a better teacher and fill vacancies in physics teaching positions all over the nation. Make a difference in education and help secure the future of students who may one day take the lead in scientific fields.

Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved Physics Education Certificate program, you may apply for the add-on endorsement in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

**U.S. Department of Education, Education and certification qualifications of public middle grades teachers of selected subjects, 2019 (viewed online November 5, 2020)

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

At Liberty University, our mission is Training Champions for Christ. Because of this mission, we strive for excellence in all that we do. Here are some of the benefits of choosing to pursue your certificate in physics education with us:

  • Your courses are integrated with a biblical worldview to ensure that you graduate as an ethically grounded professional.
  • Your certificate courses are offered in a flexible, 100% online format, allowing you to continue to dedicate time to your work, family, and community.
  • Each of your professors has professional experience as an educator with specialized knowledge in the area of physics education so you can be confident you’re learning from the best.

Our Physics Education Certificate will provide you with the knowledge you’ll need to teach physics courses for grades 6-12. Your online physics education covers subjects that will help you teach students to understand the interactions of matter in a physical world. You can learn how to utilize tools of science and engineering to analyze theories and develop new ones. Some notable branches of modern physics include quantum physics, special relativity, and general relativity.

You will study these areas of physics and the theories associated with them, such as wave optics, mechanics, electricity, and magnetism. Your 100% online courses will cover subjects essential to every physics teacher. Additionally, you will have a supervised 30-hour practicum that will include placement in a 6-12 grade classroom as well as lab hours. This will be an excellent opportunity to turn your knowledge into wisdom as you gain experience teaching physics.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.