red Supported Site University of Alabama: Demographics

PhysTEC Graduates (Years funded 2012-2015)
BaselineProject Funded
Year -2 Year -1 Year 0 Year 1
0 0 0 0

* Must meet the definition of PhysTEC Secondary Graduate.

** This is a subset of the graduates from all programs, and may be the same.

Definition of PhysTEC Secondary Graduate: Any student who has graduated from a PhysTEC Institution and

(a) has a major or minor in physics, OR (b) has completed coursework equivalent to a major or minor in physics

AND

(a) has certification to teach high-school physics, OR (b) has completed a teacher education program.

Commentary on Secondary Graduates data:

Future Physics Teachers
BaselineProject
Year -2 2009/10 Year -1 2010/11 Year 0 2011/12 Year 1 2012/13 Year 2 2013/14 Year 3 2014/15
0 0 0 6    

Definition of PhysTEC Future Teacher : A student at a PhysTEC Institution who has committed to completing a program of physics teacher education.

Definition of a Future Teacher at the University of Alabama:

Any of the following -

1. An undergraduate student pursuing a physics major or minor and general science certification (class B).

2. An undergraduate physics major or minor committed to seek masters level alternative certification (class A) in physics or in general science. Examples of a commitment include being in the physics education track major, or being an LA and taking general education courses and physics courses related to teaching such as physics pedagogy, HS physics labs, and physics for science teachers.

3. A student with an undergraduate major or minor in physics enrolled in the masters alternative certification (class A) program in physics or in general science.

 

 

Commentary on Future Physics Teachers data:

Learning Assistants in Physics Courses
BaselineProject
Year -2 2009/10 Year -1 2010/11 Year 0 2011/12 Year 1 2012/13 Year 2 2013/14 Year 3 2014/15
0 0 0 14    

PhysTEC Learning Assistant: Any PhysTEC student who facilitates learning in an undergraduate physics course, receives formal pedagogical instruction, and is encouraged to enter a teacher preparation program.

Commentary on Learning Assistant data:

There were 12 LAs in Fall, 2012. 10 of these repeated in Spring, 2013 and there were 2 new LAs.

 PhysTEC Mentors
Project
Year 1 2012/13 Year 2 2013/14 Year 3 2014/15
PhysTEC Mentors (current and prior TIRs) 1    
Mentored PhysTEC Graduates 0    
Mentored non-PhysTEC Teachers 1    

Definition of PhysTEC Mentor : Any PhysTEC TIR who mentors a practicing K-12 teacher or pre-service teacher. (Mentors are counted each year, so after their first year of mentoring, they are recounted if they mentor in the next year.)

Commentary on Mentors data: Tara Gernhardt was the TIR's replacement at Hilcrest HS. She has a BS in physics at UA and 1 year of graduate physics study at UAB, but was not certified and had no prior teaching experience. Tara taught physics full-time - both AP-B and non-AP.

Course NamePhysTEC Course Enrollments (# of students enrolled)
BaselineProject
Year -2 2009/10 Year -1 2010/11 Year 0 2011/12 Year 1 2012/13 Year 2 2013/14 Year 3 2014/15
PH101 187 226 227 247    
PH102 212 138 155 99    
PH105/125 392 373 455 297    
PH106/126 278 278 176 245    
PH115 48 26 41 26    
PH4/582 I       2    
PH4/582 II       3    
PH4/582 IV       16    

Definition of PhysTEC Course : Any physics, physical science, or education course that has been revised or created at a PhysTEC Institution for the PhysTEC program.

Commentary on Enrollment data:

Total no. students in all of PH10x (F+S, not sum) = 2138. Studio represents 41.5% of all PH10x.

Baseline data includes enrollment in Studio Physics without LAs. It does not include the traditional lecture format sections.

Notes:

PH101 - General Physics I (non-calc) - studio. Revised by addition of LAs.

PH102 - General Physics II (non-cal) - studio. Revised by addition of LAs.

PH105/125 - General Physics w/ Calculus I (incl. honors version) - studio. Mostly engineering students, but includes physics majors. Revised by addition of LAs.

PH106/126 - General Physics w/ Calculus II (incl. honors version) - studio. Mostly engineering students, but includes physics majors. Revised by addition of LAs.

PH115 - Physics for Elementary Majors (PET)

PH4/582 I - HS Labs I (UG/Grad). Newly created for PhysTEC.

PH4/582 II - HS Labs II (UG/Grad). Newly created for PhysTEC.

PH4/582 IV - Physics Pedagogy (for LAs and new GTAs). Newly created for PhysTEC.