National Report Card on Physics Teacher Preparation

Virginia

Number of new physics teachers educated annually

Estimated need
47
Majored in physics et al.
9.7
0.3
 

Completed program in physics education
13
2.0

Certified to teach physics
11
3.0

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.

Virginia Honor Roll

The 5+ Club Supported Site Virginia Tech 1.7 George Mason University 1.7 University of Virginia 1.7 Supported Site James Madison University 1.0 Virginia Commonwealth University 1.0 Old Dominion University 0.7 Sweet Briar College 0.7 Bridgewater College 0.3 Christopher Newport University 0.3 College of William and Mary 0.3 Liberty 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 Virginia 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.