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Mission and Goals

The goal of UC’s physics education certification program is to provide students with a solid academic foundation that is integral to achieving the goal of becoming a successful physics teacher. Through UC’s physics courses, students cultivate critical thinking skills, apply physical principles, develop skills in experimental physics and extend their mathematical knowledge. As students develop these cognitive skills in physical science, this program also encourages them to recognize their professional and ethical responsibilities to society.

Physics teachers have a passion for physics and a desire to pass on their knowledge to the next generation of students. Both private and public high schools employ physics teachers to teach physics and physical science. The faculty at Cumberlands encourages Physics Teacher Certification Degree students seeking this certification to combine a physics major with either mathematics or chemistry in order to increase their career prospects.