Physics Cohort

2016-2018 Physics Cohort

Program Structure:

  • 2.5 year degree program with approximately 34 credits of course and project work
  • Program begins June 2016 and ends in December 2018
  • 2 to 3 intensive courses during Summer semesters 2o16 and 2017
  • 1 evening course per semester throughout academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018
  • Monthly support seminars
  • Summer research experience in 2018
  • Research project completion during Fall semester 2018
Benefits to teachers in the Physics cohort include:

  • MS degree in Physics with an emphasis in Teaching
  • Physics AND Physical Science endorsements
  • Coursework in physics, math, chemistry, geology, geophysics and atmospheric science
  • Class schedules designed specifically for teachers
  • Research opportunities
  • Reduced and/or highly subsidized tuition rates

Participating teachers must:

  • have a BS degree in a STEM field
  • be currently licensed and teaching in a STEM field in a Utah secondary school (NOT intended for teachers who already have a Physics endorsement)
  • have three years of prior K-12 teaching experience
  • have completed 2 prior courses in General Chemistry

Click here for detailed schedule information

  • Summer Semester 2016: Compressed schedule (click here for details)
  • Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Semesters:  1 class per week from ~4:30-7:30 pm and 1 monthly cohort meeting
  • Summer Semester 2017:  Compressed schedule TBD
  • Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Semesters: 1 class per week from ~4:30-7:30 pm and 1 monthly cohort meeting
  • Summer Semester 2018:  8-week research experience
  • Fall Semester 2018:  MS Defense and Graduation


Jessica Dwyer, Academic Program Manager,, 801-585-1299

Click here to download the Physics Cohort information flyer.