National Report Card on Physics Teacher Preparation
Number of new physics teachers educated annually
Completed program in physics education
Certified to teach physics
Pennsylvania Honor Roll
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 Sites, Member Institutions, The 5+ ClubSupported Sites, and The 5+ ClubMember Institutions.
*Students counted are those who completed a secondary teacher education program and:
- 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.
- 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."
- who were certified by the state of Pennsylvania 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.