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PhysTEC Recognizes Leaders in Physics Teacher Preparation  

Nationwide physics teacher preparation program recognizes colleges and universities helping to address the severe national shortage of high school physics teachers.

Stony Brook University came in 3rd in "The 5+ Club", a group of institutions that has graduated 5 or more physics teachers in a given year. Fewer than 20 institutions in the United States graduate 5 or more highly qualified physics teachers in most years and the most common number of graduates is zero.

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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2016-03-11

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