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View Resource Development of the Physics Teacher Education Program at Illinois State University

Illinois State University Physics Department presents a teacher preparation program that has had exceptional success. Illinois State is now promoting a Physics Teacher Education degree and the track that leads to obtaining this degree. This article highlights and explains this path to teaching physics in secondary schools.

View Resource Preparing Tomorrow's Physics Teachers

Teachers should know how people learn, how the human brain functions, how memory operates and how a brain develops with age and be able to apply this to teaching their subject. However, research indicates that teachers tend to teach the way they have been taught. This article describes the balance needed by future teachers between content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge.

View Resource Secondary Science Teacher Preparation at the University of Arizona

Undergraduate students at the University of Arizona who wish to become middle or high school science teachers have a unique opportunity to pursue their goal in the company of other science majors under the guidance of science educators and experienced mentor teachers. In this article, some of the central ideas that guide this teacher preparation program, and how those ideas are implemented are...

View Resource A New Model Alternative Certification Program For HS Physics Teachers

The Masters of Science Education (Physics with NYSED Transitional B Certification) program accommodates science and engineering professionals with appropriate bachelors degrees who wish to change career paths into physics teaching. Alternative certification refers to a teacher certification program that differs from standard college programs of teacher preparation, usually by avoiding the...

View Resource UTeach

UTeach, at the University of Texas at Austin, has become one of the largest and most successful programs preparing secondary science and mathematics teachers at a research university in the US. This article by Michael Marder describes the UTeach program, and presents evidence to its success.

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