Physics Teaching Major
The University of Northern Iowa is home to an exemplary teacher preparation program, and the Physics Teaching program is no different.
Our program combines a broad education in physics with UNI’s outstanding educator preparation program, giving you the chance to take classes in both the Physics Department, and our award-winning College of Education.
Because we understand the value of learning by doing, each of our physics teaching majors will gain 750 student teaching hours before graduation, and leave with all of the certification needed to start teaching right away.
UNI is home to a nationally-recognized teacher preparation program.
Of UNI graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Hours of classroom teaching experience before graduation.
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UNI Department of Physics
University of Northern Iowa
215 Begeman Hall
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0150
Becoming a Teacher
What I enjoy most about physics is the fact that it challenges you, and helps you exceed your own expectations.
Our department prides itself on the close interaction between faculty and students both inside and outside the classroom. Personalized attention, combined with research opportunities and independent laboratory projects, allows students to work with sophisticated equipment and to gain research experience at the undergraduate level.
Students have opportunities to work with faculty in such research areas as magnetic properties of materials, computational materials science, biological physics, statistical physics, optical spectroscopy, low-dimensional structures and surfaces, and physics education.