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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to innovations in Physics Education and in teacher preparation in the following ways:
• We have a specific Education major emphasis. For students pursuing high school physics teaching, they major in physics and take all of the courses required of our other physics majors as well as education courses and earn a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) degree.
• For future middle school teachers, there is a Physics Education Emphasis minor.
• At the primary school level, students participate in the Physics for Elementary Teachers (PET) course curriculum from San Diego State University.

Thus, all students involved in physics education are intimately involved in a collaboration among the Physics Department in the College of Letters & Sciences and the Curriculum & Instruction department in the College of Education.

Other developments include the use of innovative technologies such as personal response systems (PRS) in introductory courses and use of Web-based resources such as available applets in advanced courses.

Research Experiences for Students

Students have the chance to experience off-campus research through collaborative use of the Synchrotron Radiation Center (SRC) or through the WIYN 0.9 m telescope.