WE STRONGLY SUPPORT STUDENTS INTENDING TO BECOME HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS
Each physics teacher has their own reason for choosing their career, but
most of them agree on these "Seven
Reasons to Become a High School Physics Teacher."
You really should check out this information and
video from the Physics Teacher Education Coalition.
A Unique Degree Program Designed Just For You
Our General Physics degree was the first
physics degree in the state of California approved under the new
standards by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing! It was
specifically designed with their criteria in mind. In addition,
special we have obtained special waivers that allow you to complete
courses required by the credentialing program and have them count toward
your general education units.
Scholarships and Other Financial Support
Additional Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Programs are listed at the
- The Paul G. Hewitt Scholarship
for Future High School Physics Teachers is offered directly by our
Scholarships of up to $12,000 per year! The Robert Noyce Scholarship
program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering,
and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and
science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of higher
education to support scholarships, stipends, and programs for students
who commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts.
- The Society of Physics Students has a $2000
Future Teacher Scholarship.
- The American Association of Physics Teachers offers the Barbara Lotze
Scholarship for future high-school physics teachers for up to $2000
for each of four years.
- The Teacher Recruitment Project (TRP) in
conjunction with the Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI)
at California State University, Chico is focused on recruiting students
to become math and science teachers. They have a special scholarship
program that awards scholarships up to $3000. Here is their application.
- The Assumption
Program of Loans for Education (APLE) is a teacher incentive program
designed to encourage students to become California teachers.
Administered by the California Student Aid Commission, the program
assumes up to $19,000 in outstanding educational loan balances in return
for four consecutive years of qualifying teaching service. THIS PROGRAM NOT AVAILABLE 2012-13.
- The Knowles Math & Science Teaching
Fellowships are for students who have received a bachelor's or
advanced degree in science and are committed to teaching high school
science. The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for
up to five years through a teacher preparation program to eligibility
Personal Placement in a Local High School Physics Class
One of the requirements for the General Physics program and for the
teacher Credential program is an early field experience. We know the
local high school physics teachers and will place you in one of their
classrooms. We will choose a teacher that is matched to your personal
and professional goals.