PhysTEC Special Initiatives

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition has a number of special initiatives that promote exemplary programs and research in physics teacher education.

"The 5+ Club"
"The 5+ Club" recognizes institutions that graduate 5 or more physics teachers in a given year.

Physics Content Knowledge Modules
Teaching Physics Modules are designed to help pre-service physics teachers in their preparation to be effective in the classroom.

Modeling Course
In Fall 2014 PhysTEC offered an online physics pedagogy course, Methods of Teaching Physics I: Modeling Workshop in Mechanics.

Learning Assistant Video Resource
The Learning Assistant Video Resource is a package of thematic case-based "video workshops" that are designed to supplement the University of Colorado's widely disseminated LA development program.

Professional Development Opportunities
A map showing a variety of professional development and research opportunities for physics and physical science teachers.

Noyce Scholarship
From 2009-2015, the PhysTEC Noyce Scholarship program provided funding to pre-service physics teachers at six PhysTEC sites.