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Physics Teacher Preparation: Problems, Perspectives, and Solutions Documents

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Physics Teacher Preparation: Problems, Perspectives, and Solutions 

written by Theodore Hodapp

The U.S. faces a critical shortage of qualified physics and physical science teachers. Two-thirds of new physics teachers lack a physics degree, and over 90% of middle school physical science students are taught by teachers without a physical science major or certification. In order to address the crisis in physics and physical science education, the American Physical Society (APS), the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) have developed the PhysTEC project. For more information see

Last Modified March 23, 2009