The University has recently been selected to be in the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), designed to enhance recruitment of college students to become high school physics teachers and to improve their training and early career mentoring.
The UM program is a collaborative effort between faculty in the School of Physics and Astronomy, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning of the College of Education.
A key component of this program is the Teacher-in-Residence (TIR), an experienced high school physics teacher who will work with the program for one to three years. In addition, the program will have a Teacher Advisory Group (TAG), made up of approximately five secondary physics or physical science teachers.
The PhysTEC Program is sponsored by the American Physical Society and the National Science Foundation. More information on PhysTEC at Minnesota can be found at the link below.