Physical Science

Physical Science (2240) With this endorsement, you can teach the following in public schools:

  • Physical science

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Earth and space sciences (except geography)

  • Environmental science

  • General science

Links to state requirements for Physical Science teacher certification:

Note that the physical science certification is essentially physics + chemistry, with a major (30 credits) in one of these areas and a minor (15 credits) in the other. Some programs that offer stand-alone physics or chemistry certification may be able to provide certification in physical science if a student takes the appropriate combination of physics and chemistry coursework. Please contact individual programs directly for more information.

Physical Science

NJ Teacher Certification


Bloomfield College

Graduate Certification Programs in Teacher Education

Brookdale Community College

Brookdale Alternate Route-Training Community Colleges (ART-CC)

Caldwell University

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

Drew University

Master of Arts in Teaching

Combined Degree B-MAT

Essex County Provisional Teacher Training Program

Alternate Route Program

Fairleigh Dickinson University

BA/BS MAT (QUEST) Secondary Education K-12: combined degree

MAT Teaching

Kean University

B.A. in Elementary Education | Bilingual K-6/5-8

B.A. Elementary Education K-6/5-8/Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Monmouth University

B.A. in Secondary Education Endorsement (9-12)

400-Hour Provisional Teacher Training Program

Montclair State University

Combined BS/MAT

Dual Certification: MAT in Subject Area (P-12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD)

MAT in Content Area

BS in Physics, with Teacher Certification in Physical Science (Preschool-Grade 12)

Alternate Route Teacher Certification Subject Area (P-12)

Morris-Union Jointure Commission

Alternate Route Provisional Teacher Program (ARTP)

New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning

Progressive Science Initiative/Progressive Mathematics Initiative Certification Programs

New Jersey City University

Secondary Education - Teacher Certification, M.A.T.

Applied Physics - Physical Science Teacher Certification Secondary Education (K-12), B.A.

Chemistry with Teacher Certification, B.S.

New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey - Secondary Education

Combined New Pathways to Teaching and Teacher of Students with Disabilities, M.A.T.


Teacher Education Programs (with Rutgers-Newark UTEP)

Princeton University

Certification | Program in Teacher Preparation

Ramapo College of New Jersey

K-12 Content Area Certification Concentration Programs

MASE 4+1 Dual Certification Program

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education and Certification Programs

Relay Graduate School of Education

Relay Alternate Certification

Master of Arts in Teaching

Rider University

M.A.T. or Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program

Rowan University

Combined Advanced Degree Program (CADP) in Subject Matter Education for Math and Science

M.A. in STEM Education

ASPIRE to Teach at Rowan University CE Educator Preparation Program

Rutgers University-Center for Effective School Practices (Somerset)

Alternate Route

Rutgers Graduate School of Education (New Brunswick)

Ed.M. with Certification in Physical Science or Physics Education

5-Year Program with Certification in Physical Science and Physics Education (K-12)

Rutgers University - Newark

Urban Secondary Education Teacher Certification Program

Saint Peter's University

Secondary Education Program with Subject Area Endorsements

Alternate Route to Certification Program

Seton Hall University

Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) Secondary Education

Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) Secondary and Special Education

Stockton University

TEDU Baccalaureate Program

TEDU Secondary Program

William Paterson University

MAT in Secondary Education Subject Field (K-12)

Link to spreadsheet of all STEM Teacher Education programs in New Jersey