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National Report Card on Physics Teacher Preparation

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!

The shortage of new physics teachers could be eliminated if each college and university educated one more teacher per year. For more information about these numbers, see the FAQ.

Institutions Preparing Different Numbers of Teachers Bar Chart

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ConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaRhode IslandN/AEstimated Needed: N/ATeachers/year: 0Need met: N/ASee what it takes to solve the shortage in your state.Click on your state to learn more.0-15%15-30%30-45%45-60%60% +N/A

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Your institution can make a difference just by educating one more teacher annually.

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.

Top 100 Annual Producers of Physics Teachers
1Brigham Young University6.7is phystec member siteis five plus club member
2New York University (NYU)6.3
3University of Kentucky6.0is phystec member siteis five plus club member
4East Carolina University5.0is phystec member site
5Rutgers University4.3is phystec member siteis five plus club member
5SUNY Geneseo4.3is supported siteis phystec member site
5Stony Brook University (SUNY)4.3is phystec member siteis five plus club member
8Georgia State University3.7is supported siteis phystec member siteis five plus club member
8University of Illinois at Chicago3.7is supported siteis phystec member site
8Boston University3.7is supported siteis phystec member siteis five plus club member
8The College of New Jersey3.7is phystec member siteis five plus club member
8City College of New York3.7is phystec member siteis five plus club member
8Pace University3.7
8Relay Graduate School of Education - New York3.7
8Bowling Green State University3.7
8Texas A&M University3.7is phystec member site
17Illinois State University3.3is phystec member siteis five plus club member
17Rowan University3.3is supported siteis phystec member siteis five plus club member
17Queens College, City University of New York3.3
20University of Connecticut3.0is phystec member site
20Valparaiso University3.0
20University of the Cumberlands3.0
20Western Governors University - Washington (WGU)3.0
24Northern Illinois University2.7is phystec member site
24Virginia Tech2.7is supported siteis phystec member siteis five plus club member
26Boise State University2.3is supported siteis phystec member site
26Illinois Institute of Technology2.3is phystec member site
26University of Michigan2.3is phystec member site
26SUNY Cortland2.3is phystec member site
26University of Texas at Austin2.3is phystec member siteis five plus club member
26University of Virginia2.3
26University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire2.3
26University of Wisconsin - River Falls2.3is phystec member siteis five plus club member
34Arizona State University2.0is supported siteis phystec member siteis five plus club member
34Northern Arizona University2.0
34National University2.0
34University of California, Los Angeles2.0
34National Louis University2.0
34Harvard University2.0
34Montclair State University2.0is phystec member site
34SUNY Binghamton University2.0
34University of Akron2.0
34Clarion University of Pennsylvania2.0is phystec member site
34Pennsylvania State University2.0is phystec member site
34Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi2.0
34University of Wisconsin - La Crosse2.0is supported siteis phystec member site
47California Baptist University1.7
47California State University, Long Beach1.7is supported siteis phystec member siteis five plus club member
47California State University, San Bernardino1.7is supported siteis phystec member site
47University of Southern California1.7
47University of Northern Colorado1.7is supported siteis phystec member site
47University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1.7is phystec member site
47Purdue University1.7is phystec member site
47University of Notre Dame1.7is phystec member site
47University of Massachusetts Dartmouth1.7is supported siteis phystec member site
47University of Maryland, College Park1.7is phystec member site
47University of Missouri1.7is supported siteis phystec member site
47Appalachian State University1.7is phystec member site
47Saint Peter's University1.7
47Clarkson University1.7is phystec member site
47SUNY Oneonta1.7is phystec member siteis five plus club member
47SUNY Plattsburgh1.7
47Kent State University1.7is phystec member site
47Portland State University1.7is phystec member site
47Kutztown University1.7
47West Chester University1.7is phystec member siteis five plus club member
47University of Tennessee1.7is phystec member site
47Utah Valley University1.7
47Central Washington University1.7is supported siteis phystec member site
70University of Arkansas1.3is supported siteis phystec member siteis five plus club member
70University of Central Arkansas1.3is phystec member site
70Brandman University1.3
70California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo1.3is supported siteis phystec member siteis five plus club member
70California State University, East Bay1.3is phystec member site
70California State University, Stanislaus1.3
70San Jose State University1.3is phystec member site
70Southern Connecticut State University1.3
70University of South Florida1.3
70Kennesaw State University1.3is phystec member siteis five plus club member
70Mercer University1.3is phystec member site
70Cornell College1.3
70Loyola University Chicago1.3is phystec member site
70Wheaton College1.3
70Wichita State University1.3is phystec member site
70Boston College1.3
70Hamline University1.3is phystec member site
70Minnesota State University Moorhead1.3is phystec member site
70Ithaca College1.3is phystec member site
70SUNY New Paltz1.3
70SUNY Potsdam1.3
70University of Texas at El Paso1.3is phystec member site
70Utah State University1.3
93California State University, Chico1.0is phystec member site
93California State University, Sacramento1.0is phystec member site
93San Francisco State University1.0is phystec member site
93University of California, Berkeley1.0is phystec member site
93University of California, Riverside1.0is phystec member site
93University of Georgia1.0
93Lewis University1.0is supported siteis phystec member site
93Western Illinois University1.0is phystec member site

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