National Report Card on Physics Teacher Preparation: Institution Report

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Physics teachers prepared by University of California, Berkeley

Majored in physics et al.
2.7
Completed program in physics education
2.7
Certified to teach physics
2.3

The average number of physics teachers prepared annually reported in three different ways.* Data are averaged over three years, with raw data from Title II provided in the table below.


Data table for University of California, Berkeley

201620172018Average
MajorSubjectAreaMajorSubjectAreaMajorSubjectAreaMajorSubjectArea
Number of grads/institution3223432222.72.72.3
Number of grads/state495446485751555843515647

*Students counted are those who completed a secondary teacher education program and:

  1. who majored in physics, astronomy/astrophysics, or physics education (as reported for Title II by the institution). In the first chart above, these are represented by the bar labeled "Majored in physics et al." Note that according to the American Institute for Physics, for every 100 physics teachers with a major in physics or physics education, another 28 had a minor.
  2. who completed a program designed to meet state requirements for certification to teach physics (as reported for Title II by the institution). In the first chart above, these are represented by the bar labeled "Completed program in physics education."
  3. who were certified by the state of California to teach secondary physics (as reported for Title II by the state). In the first chart above, these are represented by the bar labeled "Certified to teach physics."

Note that the same students may be counted by more than one method. Unless otherwise noted, all charts on this page use the first method for counting physics teachers prepared. See the technical information page for more information.