Bachelor of Science Degree in Science Education (Physics, 6-12)

The Bachelor’s Degree in Science Education with a specialization in Physics (6-12) prepares students for a rewarding career working with middle and high school students.

Contact Information

Robyn L. Klein

Robyn L. Klein

Director of Elementary and Secondary Education Programs and Senior Instructor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Campus: Boca

The Bachelor of Science in Physics for grades 6-12 degree program prepares students for a rewarding career working with middle and high school students. Our program aims to connect candidates to the most cutting-edge content knowledge and diverse pedagogical practices. In addition, we are committed to developing self-assured individuals who become motivated, caring, and reflective teachers.

The program is proudly accredited by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and nationally by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

This program is a four-year degree program; however, students who enter with a completed Associate of Arts degree can complete the program within 2-2.5 years. Courses in the program are offered in various formats (e.g., fully online, hybrid, face-to-face), and the tuition costs at FAU are among the lowest in the nation (full details about tuition rates can be found here), making the degree accessible to many.

Students are connected with local school districts for different kinds of field experiences. Students enrolled in courses with fieldwork components are required to apply for field placement and obtain a security clearance badge. Then, students are placed in a classroom to complete their field experiences. Click here to learn more about our field experience program.

Once admitted, students are assigned a faculty advisor, who will advise and guide them through program development (see the Information Sheet at the bottom of the page) and degree completion.

Note: Students completing the degree are eligible for certification in Physics grades 6-12. Students must submit evidence of passing the Professional Education and Subject Area Exams before being admitted into the student teaching semester.


Program Description

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How to Apply

The advisors at the Office for Academic and Student Services (OASS) are the first point of contacts for all students and there are three locations to serve you. Please visit or contact the advisors at:

Undergraduate Student Advising/Admission Contacts for the College of Education