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Bowdoin College


Karen Topp

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The physics department at Bowdoin, a small and prestigious liberal arts college, is encouraging more of our physics majors to consider careers as high-school physics teachers.

Currently, we have a program that encourages Math students to become teachers, which is a collaboration between the Math and Education departments. The hope is to model a physics program on something similar. Bowdoin does have a “teaching minor” and several of our students in the past have become physics teachers (with or without taking an education minor) and recently our college added a “Bowdoin Teacher Scholar” program which pays full tuition for a 9th semester for any Bowdoin student wishing to become accredited in Maine for teaching.