Key Components

Successful physics teacher preparation programs share certain key elements, and exist within a supportive institutional context. These contextual and programmatic components build on one another to provide teachers with a complete educational experience, from recruitment through training in pedagogy and content to induction and mentoring.

Follow the links below to learn more about the individual components, as well as strategies that specific institutions have used to build and improve their programs.

Elementary Teacher Education
Many institutions that are leaders in high school physics teacher preparation have also improved the physical science course taken by elementary education majors.

Getting Started with Physics Teacher Preparation