Member Institution East Central University: Recruitment and Outreach
Recruitment effortsRecruiting physics teachers to be is difficult since state pay is so low and many jobs were erased due to budget cuts. In this area, graduates usually do not teach physics alone, they teach biology, mathematics, or chemistry as well. They are recruited just as all other physics major and medical physics majors are recruited-by phone call if ACT scores are sent and by mailing brochures and information through our website.
Scholarships for preservice physics and physical science teachersThe Teacher Shortage Employment Incentive Program TSEIP is a legislative program administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The program reimburses eligible student loan
expenses or pays an equivalent cash benefit (now probably $10,000) to individuals who graduate from an Oklahoma accredited teacher education program, receive teaching certification in math or science, and agree to teach
in an Oklahoma public secondary school for at least five years.
- Brown Mackin Scholarship-Physics Department Scholarship (the competition is among all physics majors).
- SPS Future Teacher Scholarship - $2000 from spsnational.org has been won by one of our future physics teachers.
- Also, see the ECU Education Department. Most of our students receive funding here, but the amount varies.