Students in the Secondary Education program learn how to teach within a mathematical and science context and conduct thorough studies of mathematics and physics. Western's Physics/Mathematics Secondary Education degree program offers formal clinical preparation in education, an extended internship, and continual experiences as a student, learner, and problem solver in mathematics and physics.
Students in the program focus on expanding their personal understanding of mathematics and physics and capitalize on the opportunities available to tutor pre-college students, assist in classrooms, and obtain a position as a practicum student or novice teacher in their internship.
This major must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in Secondary Education offered through Woodring College of Education. Western’s Physics and Astronomy Department is part of the College of Science and Engineering.