red Supported Site University of Minnesota: Demographics

PhysTEC Graduates (Years funded 2007-2011)
BaselineProject Funded
Year -2 Year -1 Year 0 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
3 3 0 2 3 6 4 3 7

 

Future Physics Teachers
  Project

Year 1

2007- 2008

Year 2

2008-2009

Year 3

2009-2010

Year 4

2010-2011

Future teachers from all pathways*

2

5

8

7

Future teachers from pathways with active recruiting by PhysTEC**

       

* 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.

In the pipeline definition: The University of Minnesota PhysTEC site considers any student who meets any of the following criteria to be "in the pipeline" of physics teacher preparation.

  • A declared "Physics Major with a Teaching Emphasis".
  • A declared "Physics Major" with a demonstrated interest in teaching physics.
  • A participant in the "DirecTrack to Teaching" program with a physics major.
  • A participant in the "DirecTrack to Teaching" program with a physics related major and a confirmed plan to take required classes for physics teaching licensure.
  • A student enrolled in the post-baccalaureate licensure program for physics teaching.
  • A Noyce Scholarship recipient with stated intention to teach physics.
PhysTEC Mentors & Mentees

Project

Year 1

2007- 2008

Year 2

2008-2009

Year 3

2009-2010

Year 4

2010-2011

Year 5

2011-2012

PhysTEC Mentors (Current and Prior TIRs)

2

2

3

4

 

PhysTEC Mentees

3

9

12

4

 

Mentored PhysTEC Teachers

0

2

2

2

 

Mentored Non-PhysTEC Teachers

0

0

0

2

 

Commentary on mentors and mentees data:

For year 4, mentees considers only PhysTEC graduates.

PhysTEC Enrollment

Course Type

Baseline

Project

Year 1

2004-2005 

Year 2

2005-2006 

Year 3

2006-2007 

Year 1

2007-2008

Year 2

2008-2009

Year 3

2009-2010

Year 4

2010-2011

Year 5

2011-2012 

Phys for Elem Ed

78

74

80

76

96

87

73

 

Learning assistant seminar

     

13

23

36

30

 

Physics 1101 (Algebra-based)

493

504

492

493

(182)

455

(366)

521

(0)

579

(0)

 

Physics 1301 (calculus-based Mechanics)

1106

1054

1146

1191

(0)

1238

(253)

1323

(648)

952

(472)

 

Physics 1302

(calculs-based E&M)

           

999

(234)

 

Commentary on enrollment data: The Physics for Elementary Education course enrolls primarily pre-service elementary education students. Enrollment for Secondary Physics teaching couse in year 1 based on desired 10 LAs and 3 other interested students.

Notes: In years 2, 3, and 4, the Learning Assistant Seminar 'science teaching course' was not a 'for credit' course but was required for all LAs.

The Spring 2008 section of 1101 used LAs; one of the two Fall 2008 sections used LAs; the Spring 2009 section used LAs.

The Spring 2009 section of 1301 piloted LAs on a limited basis.

The numbers of students in sections with LAs are given in parentheses.

One section of 1301 in Fall 2009 and the section in Spring 2010 used LAs.

One section of 1301 in Fall 2010 and one section in Spring 2011 used LAs.

One section 0f 1302 in Spring 2011 used LAs.