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Corinne Manogue
David Roundy
Emily van Zee
Henri Jansen
Lawrence Flick
Liz Gire

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Our physics department has a long history of interest in educational issues, with an active Physics Education Research group [1], extensive reform of upper level courses based on research [2], and encouragement to use active engagement strategies from introductory through graduate levels. We use flipped-classroom as well as SCALE-UP approaches in several introductory physics sequences. We also collaborate with the College of Education, which offers an on-campus certification and Master’s program for secondary science and mathematics teachers, an online Master’s program for practicing science and mathematics teachers, and a double degree program for undergraduates interested in certification at the early childhood, elementary or secondary levels. Physics 111 [3] is required for undergraduate prospective teachers as a condition for entry to the College of Education’s early childhood and elementary education double-degree program.

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[2] See and C. A. Manogue and K. S. Krane, The Oregon State University Paradigms Project: Re-envisioning the upper level, Physics Today, 56(9), 53-58 (2003).
[3] See and E. H. van Zee, D. Roberts-Harris, and E. Grobart, Ways to include global climate change in courses for prospective teachers, J. College Sci. Teach., 42(5), 29-35 (2016).