Most institutions prepare zero new physics teachers per year.
The severe national shortage of high school physics teachers is due to very low numbers of new teachers educated at US colleges and universities. About two-thirds of institutions with a secondary education program prepared zero high school physics teachers in the last five years. But small increases can make a huge difference!
Majored in Physics et al.
Completed Program in Physics Education
Certified to Teach Physics
Numbers of new physics teachers include those prepared by IHE-based and non-IHE-based programs, reported in three different ways. For more information about these numbers, see the FAQ.
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National Honor Roll
Listed here are the top 50 producers of physics teachers (with a physics-related major, averaged over three recent years). For more information about these numbers, see the FAQ or click on a specific institution's name.