Master of Science in Physics Teaching (M.S.T.)
This program allows secondary teachers to increase their physics background so that they may
capitalize on a diversified exposure to physics in their own teaching of students at the secondary
school level. Further, it provides an opportunity for optional courses in the area of professional
education so that proficiency in the presentation of scientific materials can be augmented.
For admission to graduate studey leading to the M.S.T. degree, candidates must:
- Meet the requirements of the graduate school.
- Present evidence of completion of an introductory physics sequence equivalent to the PHY
240, 242, 244, and 260 sequence at Wright State.
- Have received certification or licensure to teach. Prior teaching experience is not required
but is strongly recommended.
To be awarded the M.S.T. degree in physics, the candidate must:
- Meet the requirements of the graduate school for award of a degree.
- Complete 45 credit hours of course work listed for graduate credit; 36 hours must be for
physics courses numbered 620 and above, including PHY 646, 647, 746, 747, and no more than
nine hours of 899.
- Submit a report of a research project that was approved by an advisory committee.
- Successfully complete an examination of the research project administered by an advisory
Each student, under the direction of the advisory committee and an advisor approved by this
committee, is responsible for planning and satisfactorily completing a research project in
the areas of physics or the teaching of physics. This project may consist of one of the
- Research into more effective means of the presentation of physics in the classroom.
- Development of groups of classroom experiments or demonstrations.
- Writing texts or other classroom materials.
- Original experimental or theoretical research in an area of physics.