The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), a joint project of American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), commend Stony Brook on its outstanding contributions to the education of future physics teachers. Stony Brook received its third consecutive “5+ Club” award from the PhysTEC.
Stony Brook University graduated 6 highly qualified physics teachers in the academic year 2015-2016. To put this number into perspective, fewer than 20 institutions in the United States graduate 5 or more highly qualified physics teachers in most years.
In 2013 the National Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics reported, “the need for qualified teachers is greater now than at any previous time in history.” Of the approximately 1400 new teachers who are hired to teach physics each year, only 35% have a degree in physics or physics education. Stony Brook University’s efforts are an essential part of helping to address the critical shortage of qualified physics teachers.
Stony Brook University offers three programs registered and approved by the New York State Education Department for individuals seeking New York State certification to teach physics in secondary schools, grades 7 – 12.
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