Physics Teacher Education Coalition PhysTEC
We are now taking applications for eight PhysTEC Learning Assistants for the Fall, 2014, semester. The application deadline is 5 PM, Friday, March 21, 2014. Email Professor Haase to obtain an application form.
Nationwide there is a crying need for qualified high school physics teachers. In summer, 2013, the Physics Department was awarded a PhysTEC grant from the American Physical Society to institute a Learning Assistants program. NC State is now a partner in a national network of university physics departments who are working to interest students in physics teaching and to prepare them to succeed as teachers. The NCSU PhysTEC project is a partnership of the Department of Physics and the Department of STEM Education.
Each semester the department recruits five undergraduate PhysTEC Learning Assistants who will assist in teaching the PY 205 recitation sections and who will participate in a seminar about teaching physics. We are now beginning the first semester of the program and have selected five outstanding Learning Assistants to kick off the program.
If you are considering physics teaching or want to learn more about PhysTEC at NC State contact Dr. David Haase (email@example.com).