The American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers named Georgia State University one of 20 institutions to graduate five or more highly-qualified physics teachers in 2016.
Georgia State joins the likes of Rutgers University, Brigham Young University, the University of Colorado Boulder and others in what’s known as the “5+ Club,” a significant achievement given the physics teacher shortage that schools in the U.S. face today.
“The great majority of institutions graduate less than two physics teachers a year, and the most common number of graduates is zero. Thus, graduating five or more physics teachers a year is a significant achievement, helping to address the severe national shortage of high school physics teachers,” the American Physical Society wrote in a press release.
Georgia State’s College of Education & Human Development offers a physics concentration in its Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Science Education program and has a track for undergraduate students earning physics degrees to continue their education with an M.A.T.
For more information about the “5+ Club” designation, visit http://www.phystec.org/the5plus.