Department of Physics
West Chester University
Chair: Anthony J. Nicastro
127 Merion Science Center
West Chester, PA 19383
Jared Campbell ('10) is currently teaching physics and computer science at Archmere Academy in Claymont, Delaware.
Read more about being a physics teacher at the following sites.
Interested in teaching physics? The world needs you! The enrollment in high school physics courses has been increasing at a rate of 1% per year for the past two decades, but there is a serious shortage of physics teachers. Every year in the United States, 1200 high school teaching positions in physics become available. Only 400 of those positions are filled by a teacher holding a degree in physics.
The Department of Physics at WCU offers a Bachelor's of Science Education in Physics program. Students who complete this program receive a B.S.Ed. degree and teacher certification in the state of Pennsylvania. Our program is NCATE accredited and compliant with all of the PA State Legislation governing secondary education programs. The degree requirements include 24 core credits in Physics and a full semester of student teaching at a regional high school. (In the past five years, our students have completed their student teaching semesters at Downingtown High School, Henderson, Octorara, Oxford, Phoenixville, Ridley, Unionville, Upper Darby, and Upper Merion.) Follow these links to view the program requirements and the typical curriculum schedule.
If you already have a degree in physics , we also offer a post-baccalaureate program leading to teacher certification. Click here for program requirements.
For more information contact Dr. Sudol at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-436-2572.