The Physics Teacher Education Program Analysis (PTEPA) Rubric

The PTEPA Rubric Version 1.0

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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 Physics Teacher Education Program Analysis (PTEPA) Rubric is a tool for characterizing physics teacher education programs. The PTEPA Rubric emphasizes elements that have been observed in "thriving" physics teacher education programs (programs at large universities that typically graduate five or more physics teachers in a year). It is intended to provide programs with feedback, to guide programs in self-reflection toward improvement, and to provide a means to characterize program growth. It will also be a tool for research, allowing investigation of how common features of programs and practices correlate with physics teacher graduation rates.

This page contains the PTEPA Rubric and other supporting materials.

We invite you to explore the Rubric and provide us with any feedback you may have. We would like to collect as much data as we can from diverse institutions on the PTEPA Rubric: Please contact Stephanie@Chasteenconsulting.com if you are willing to share your institution’s data, or for any assistance with completing the instrument.

Authors

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

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
Rutgers University
Rowan University
California Polytechnic University – San Luis Obispo
Stony Brook University
Brigham Young University
University of Texas at Austin