National Report Card on Physics Teacher Preparation

Illinois

Number of new physics teachers educated annually

Estimated need
109
Majored in physics et al.
25

Completed program in physics education
28

Certified to teach physics
42

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.

Illinois Honor Roll

The 5+ Club Member Institution Illinois State University 6.7 Supported Site Chicago State University 2.3 Member Institution Illinois Institute of Technology 2.3 National-Louis University 2.3 Member Institution U. of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign 2.0 Wheaton College 1.7 Member Institution University of Illinois at Chicago 1.3 Member Institution Lewis University 1.0 Member Institution Northern Illinois University 1.0 Member Institution Western Illinois University 1.0 Member Institution Benedictine University 0.7 Bradley University 0.7 North Central College 0.7 Member Institution DePaul University 0.3 Member Institution Northwestern University 0.3 Augustana College 0.3 North Park University 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.

*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."
  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 Illinois 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.