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PTEPA Rubric

The Physics Teacher Education Program Analysis (PTEPA) Rubric is a tool for assessing and improving physics teacher education programs. It is intended for use as a self-study instrument and is best completed by the program team in consultation with key stakeholders. Once complete, the results can be used to support continuous program improvement.

If you are unfamiliar with the PTEPA Rubric, you might want to get started with these 10 questions to consider regarding the strength of physics teacher education at your institution.

If you are ready to assess your program, download the User’s Guide and the PTEPA Rubric in one of these formats:

You may also find these supporting documents for the PTEPA Rubric useful:

About the Rubric

The PhysTEC project conducted a study of thriving physics teacher education programs, where “thriving” is defined as programs that frequently graduate five or more physics teachers per year. This study identified common practices and structures that contributed to their success and was used to develop the Physics Teacher Education Program Analysis (PTEPA) Rubric. The PTEPA Rubric provides a framework and guide for reflecting and improving upon physics teacher preparation programs.

Additional publications about the PTEPA Rubric:

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