red Supported Site Middle Tennessee State University: Demographics

PhysTEC Graduates (Years funded 2010-2013)
BaselineProject Funded
Year -2 Year -1 Year 0 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
0 0 0 0 2 1

* 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 PhysTEC Graduates data:

Future Physics Teachers
BaselineProject
Year -2 2007/08 Year -1 2008/09 Year 0 2009/10 Year 1 2010/11 Year 2 2011/12 Year 3 2012/13
0 0 3 16 17 18

* This number should match the number of names entered on the Future Teachers tab in the teacher tracking spreadsheet.

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

 

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 MTSU: A physics major who is completing a concentration in Physics Teaching and obtaining a minor in secondary education leading to licensure to teach high school physics, or a non-physics major who is participating in the Robert Noyce Scholarship program to become endorsed to teach physics.

Commentary on Future Teachers data:

Learning Assistants in Physics Courses
BaselineProject
Year -2 2007/08 Year -1 2008/09 Year 0 2009/10 Year 1 2010/11 Year 2 2011/12 Year 3 2012/13
0 0 0 2 7 9

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: All physics majors take Physics Practicum, where they facilitate learning in an undergraduate physics course, are informally mentored by a faculty member, and are introduced to our teacher preparation program. We are only counting students that also take PHYS 3930, The Teaching of Physics, where they take a greater role when facilitating an undergraduate physics course, and fully satisfy the definition for a PhysTEC Learning Assistant.

 PhysTEC Mentors
Project
Year 1 2010/11 Year 2 2011/12 Year 3 2012/13
PhysTEC Mentors (current and prior TIRs) 1 1 1
Mentored PhysTEC Graduates 0 0 0
Mentored non-PhysTEC Teachers 0 0 0

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:

Mark LaPort , our TIR, is now actively mentoring pre-service teachers. Both PhysTEC graduates have moved away from the area.

Course NamePhysTEC Course Enrollments (# of students enrolled)
BaselineProject
Year -2 2007/08 Year -1 2008/09 Year 0 2009/10 Year 1 2010/11 Year 2 2011/12 Year 3 2012/13
Physics Licensure 0 0 0 3 2 7
Teaching of Physics 0 0 0 2 7 9
Concepts in Thermodynamics 0 0 0 2 n/a 7
Calculus Physics I 25 29 34 44 57 38
Calculus Physics II 12 20 25 32 26 24
Non-Calculus Physics I 356 380 441 420 428 439
Non-Calculus Physics II 169 177 189 190 198 210

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:

BY0: Concepts and Applications in Modern Physics I and II were created and developed.

PY1: Physics Licensure, The Teaching of Physics, and Concepts and Applications in Thermodynamics were developed and first taught. Non-Calculus Physics I and II were redesigned to incorporate white boarding during PY1. Calculus Physics I is being redesigned during Summer 2011, and Calculus Physics II is being redesigned during Summer 2012.

Many education courses were revised during 2010-2011, but due to UTeach replication agreement.