The 5+ Club
"The 5+ Club" is designed to recognize institutions that graduate 5 or more physics teachers in a given year. The great majority of institutions graduate less than two physics teachers a year, and the most common number of graduates is zero.1 Thus, graduating 5 or more physics teachers a year is a significant achievement, helping to address the severe national shortage of high school physics teachers.
The 5+ Club Awardees
PhysTEC is pleased to announce the addition of 12 new institutions to The 5+ Club. Awards were announced at the 2016 PhysTEC Conference in Baltimore, MD. We are proud to recognize these institutions for their outstanding contributions to the education of future physics teachers.
|Institution Name||Number of Graduates|
|Brigham Young University||17|
|Illinois State University||10|
|Stony Brook University||8|
|Middle Tennessee State University||5|
|University of Arkansas||5|
|West Chester University||5|
|Western Michigan University||5|
|Arizona State University||6|
|University of Central Florida||6|
|University of Minnesota||8|
|SUNY Buffalo State||8|
|Michigan State University||7|
|University of Colorado Boulder||6|
|SUNY Buffalo State||10|
|Seattle Pacific University||8|
|University of Minnesota||7|
|University of Cinncinati||5|
|University of Texas at Austin||5|
- David E. Meltzer, Monica Plisch, and Stamatis Vokos, editors, Transforming the Preparation of Physics Teachers: A Call to Action. A Report by the Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics (T-TEP)(American Physical Society, College Park, MD, 2012).