College Credit Plus Credential Program in Physics

College Credit Plus

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This program in teaching Physics is designed to provide the graduate level credentials to allow high school teachers currently holding an Ohio AYA license in physics to teach college level courses in their high schools through College Credit Plus (CCP). In addition, teachers completing this program will meet the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) standards for eligibility to teach courses in Ohio public community colleges and universities. The program can be extended to a Master of Science in Teaching (Physics) degree.

Admission Requirements and Process

Secondary physics teachers who wish to pursue the teaching credential/certificate must submit to the Graduate School the following:

  • Please apply through Wright State's Graduate School. The options for applying to the CCP certificate and credential programs are in the online application.
  • Proof of current Ohio AYA License in Integrated Science
  • An official transcript showing the award of a Master’s degree in any field, unless from Wright State
  • Two letters of reference and statement of purpose

The application form must be completed with all required documents attached. The form when completed must be signed and dated. All application materials become the property of the Graduate School and cannot be returned.

Send application materials to:

Graduate School
344 Student Union
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Program Requirements

Students must complete the following program of courses.


  • PHY 6510: Electricity and Magnetism
  • PHY 6600: Quantum Mechanics I
  • PHY 6610: Quantum Mechanics II
  • PHY 6830: Statistical Mechanics
  • PHY 5510: Advanced Physics Lab II (2 credits)
  • PHY 6699: Evidenced-based Pedagogy for Teachers (1 credit)
  • PHY 6990: Introduction to Modern Physics

Total: 18 semester credit hours

Course Format

  • PHY 5510 is generally offered in the summer. Offered Summer 2016 and Summer 2017, on campus.
  • PHY 6600, PHY 6699, PHY 6990 are generally offered in the fall. Offered Fall 2016, on campus.
  • PHY 6510, PHY 6610, PHY 6830 are generally offered in spring. Offered Spring 2017, on campus.

During the course of calendar year 2016, most of these courses will be converted to an online hybrid format, with any class meeting requirement being scheduled at times convenient for working adults.