The Thriving Programs Study and PTEPA Rubric
The PTEPA Rubric Version 1.0
PTEPA Rubric Citation
Stephanie V. Chasteen, Rachel E. Scherr and Monica Plisch, The Physics Teacher Education Program Analysis (PTEPA) Rubric, Version 1.0 (American Physical Society, College Park, MD, 2018).
Introduction to the PTEPA Rubric Citation
Rachel E. Scherr, Stephanie V. Chasteen, and Monica Plisch, Introduction to the Physics Teacher Education Program Analysis (PTEPA) Rubric (American Physical Society, College Park, MD, 2018).
The PhysTEC project conducted a study of “thriving” physics teacher education programs (defined as programs that frequently graduate five or more physics teachers per year). The goal of the study was to identify common practices and structures of these highly successful programs so that these approaches may be emulated by other physics teacher education programs.
A new instrument, the Physics Teacher Education Program Analysis (PTEPA) Rubric, was developed to characterize the practices and structures observed at thriving programs, providing a guide for program leaders to reflect upon and improve their programs, and enable measurement and research over time.
A full report on the thriving programs study, as well as an updated version of the PTEPA Rubric, is due in July 2018
This page contains the PTEPA Rubric and other supporting materials.
Stephanie V. Chasteen - Chasteen Educational Consulting
Rachel E. Scherr - Scherr & Associates
Monica Plisch - American Physical Society
All Supporting Materials
Introduction to the PTEPA Rubric (Q&A about the instrument)
PTEPA Rubric Snapshot (overview of instrument)
PTEPA Rubric Interview Questions (informational questions to support completion of the instrument)
Institutions studied for the Thriving Programs study
Georgia State University
University of Colorado Boulder
California Polytechnic University – San Luis Obispo
Stony Brook University
Brigham Young University
University of Texas at Austin