Texas State University: Program Data
The project collects data on the number of PhysTEC Graduates and PhysTEC Future Teachers; these PhysTEC terms are defined here. The project also collects data on physics pedagogy courses, early teaching experiences, and enrollment in K-8 physical science courses for future elementary school teachers.
|PhysTEC Graduates (Years funded 2015-2018)|
|Year -2||Year -1||Year 0||Year 1||Year 2|
|Future Physics Teachers|
|Year -2||Year -1||Year 0||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
Definition of a Future Teacher at Texas State University:
Students who (1) are enrolled in a degree program that includes any of the following teacher certifications: "7-12 Physics/Math", "6-12 Physical Science", "7-12 Science", (2) are physics majors, were not able to enroll in a physics teacher certification degree plan before it was operational in May 2016, but enrolled in a Curriculum and Instruction course for Fall 2016, (3) have informally but clearly declared an intention to pursue teacher certification after completing a bachelor's degree
We are also working with Institutional Research to make these numbers easier to count using the university's self service tools, which can be found at http://www.ir.txstate.edu/ir-self-service/self-service.html.
K-8 PHYSICAL SCIENCE COURSES
|Course number||Course name||Name of research-based curriculum||Enrollments|
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|PHYS 1310||Elementary Physics I||Pilot Program||1000|
|PHYS 1320||Elementary Physics II||Pilot Program||1000|
|PHYS 1110||Elementary Physics Lab||Adaptations from Physics by Inquiry||1000|