National Report Card on Physics Teacher Preparation

California

Number of new physics teachers educated annually

Estimated need
154
Majored in physics et al.
51

Completed program in physics education
55
1.3
 

Certified to teach physics
46
1.0
 

IHE-based Programs
Non-IHE-based Programs

State totals for numbers of new physics teachers include those prepared by IHE-based (blue) and non-IHE-based (grey) programs, reported in three different ways.* Data are averaged over three years. Estimated need calculation is described on the technical information page.

California Honor Roll

The 5+ Club Supported Site California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 3.0 Supported Site California State University, San Bernardino 2.7 Member Institution University of California, Berkeley 2.7 Western Governors University - Ca 2.7 University of California, Santa Barbara 2.3 Member Institution University of California, Davis 2.0 California State University, Los Angeles 2.0 National University 2.0 Member Institution San Francisco State University 1.7 Member Institution San Jose State University 1.7 California Baptist University 1.7 University of California, San Diego 1.7 Member Institution California State University, East Bay 1.3 Member Institution California State University, Fullerton 1.3 Member Institution California State University, Sacramento 1.3 Member Institution University of California, Riverside 1.3 California State University, Stanislaus 1.3 Loyola Marymount University 1.3 Stanford University 1.3 University of California, Irvine 1.3 University of California, Los Angeles 1.3 The 5+ Club Supported Site California State University, Long Beach 1.0 Santa Clara University 1.0 Touro University 1.0 Supported Site California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 0.7 Supported Site California State University, San Marcos 0.7 Member Institution University of San Diego 0.7 Azusa Pacific University 0.7 California State University, Northridge 0.7 Humboldt State University 0.7 Simpson University 0.7 Supported Site Sonoma State University 0.3 Member Institution California State University, Chico 0.3 Member Institution University of LaVerne 0.3 Alliant International University 0.3 Brandman University 0.3 California State University, Dominguez Hills 0.3 California State University, Monterey Bay 0.3 CalState TEACh 0.3 Dominican University of California 0.3 Fresno Pacific University 0.3 St. Mary's College of California 0.3 University of Redlands 0.3 University of San Francisco 0.3 University of Southern California 0.3 Whittier College 0.3
List of active programs preparing new physics teachers in the state. The average number of physics teachers prepared annually is determined by the number of relevant majors who completed a program of teacher education in the last three years.* Click on an institution's name to see more detail.
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*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.