Supported SiteSupported Site 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

PhysTEC Graduates (Years funded 2015-2018)
BaselineProject Funded
Year -2 Year -1 Year 0 Year 1 Year 2
- - - 2 -
FUTURE PHYSICS TEACHERS

Future Physics Teachers
BaselineProject
Year -2  Year -1  Year 0  Year 1  Year 2  Year 3 
- - - 3 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

Commentary on Future Physics Teachers data: 

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