Degree Details

Degree Type

  • Graduate Certificate Programs

Minimum Requirements

  • 26-28 Credits


  • In-Person


  • Full-Time
  • Multiple Start Dates
  • Part-Time
Degree Requirements

The graduate certificate in Physics Education (Secondary Level) at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development is designed for qualified post-baccalaureate students who are interested in receiving initial licensure in physics, grades 8–12. You will expand your pedagogical knowledge, and learn to plan effective curriculum, promote inquiry and scientific thinking, integrate the Next Generation Science Standards into your teaching, and more. You’ll be ready for your career as a beginning teacher of secondary-level physics. Coursework includes classes on science education theory and practice, adolescent development, classroom management, instruction for English language learners, and more. 

Dates & Deadlines

Spring & Fall 2024

Aug 15, 2023

Application Open

Spring 2024 Semester

Dec 15, 2023

Application Deadline

Fall 2024 Semester

Jan 15, 2024

Deadline to Receive Priority Scholarship Consideration

Fall 2024 Semester

Aug 1, 2024

Application Closes

Featured Faculty

Faculty for the graduate certificate in Physics Education (Secondary Level) represent broad experiences in science education. They have expertise in a range of areas, including curriculum development, designing learning environments, and supporting pre- and in-service teachers.

More Information about the Physics Education Graduate Certificate


Students who complete the graduate certificate in Physics Education (Secondary Level) can receive an endorsement for initial teaching licensure in physics, grades 8–12

Graduate Admissions

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Financing Your Education

There are several flexible options for financing your graduate education at Boston University. Learn more about financial assistance available at BU Wheelock.

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