National Report Card on Physics Teacher Preparation

New Jersey

Number of new physics teachers educated annually

Estimated need
73
Majored in physics et al.
22
0.3
 

Completed program in physics education
23
10

Certified to teach physics
23
30

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.

New Jersey Honor Roll

The 5+ Club Member Institution The College of New Jersey 6.0 The 5+ Club Supported Site Rowan University 5.3 The 5+ Club Member Institution Rutgers University - New Brunswick 3.7 Saint Peters University 2.7 Member Institution Montclair State University 2.3 New Jersey City University 1.3 Fairleigh Dickinson University 0.7 Stockton 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.
The following institutions are Supported SiteSupported Sites, Member InstitutionMember Institutions, The 5+ Club Supported SiteThe 5+ Club Supported Sites, and The 5+ Club Member InstitutionThe 5+ Club Member Institutions.

*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 New Jersey 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.