Certificate in Physics Education


Program Objectives

In keeping with the mission of The University of Texas at Arlington to provide lifelong learning opportunities, the Physics Department has created a Graduate Certificate in Physics Education. The purpose of this certificate is to provide teaching professionals with graduate instruction in Physics as a means of maintaining and promoting their professional development. The certificate provides a post-baccalaureate educational opportunity to teachers that is narrower in scope, and shorter in duration, than its associated graduate degree program.


Academic Requirements

The terms of admission allow participants to take specific courses approved for the certificate program. Under these rules, students are admitted as non-degree or special students. They are not allowed to take courses outside of their program.


Any student that later seeks a graduate degree in the MA program may apply 9 to 12 hours of course work toward that program if done within 6 years of completion of the certificate by petitioning the Graduate School through her/his prospective academic department


Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 for all courses completed in order to receive the Certificate.


Requirements for the Certificate

The Certificate in Physics requires students to take and successfully complete, Contemporary Science 5301 plus at least 9 advanced hours in Physics with a minimum GPA of 3.0.


The advanced courses available to participants in the certificate program include:


SCIE 5301 Contemporary Science*

PHYSICS 5329 - Laboratory Techniques in Physics

PHYSICS 5301 - Mechanics, Heat, & Wave Motion

PHYSICS 5303 - Modern Physics


For applications or more information, contact:

Dr. Greg Hale, Assistant Dean of Science

Office: (817) 272-3807

Fax: (817) 272-3511


UTA College of Science, Box 19047, Arlington, TX 76019

Physical address: Life Science Building, Room 206

Visit our website at http://www.uta.edu/cos/