Collaborations between faculty from the teachHOUSTON program and physics department have led to an increase in the number of highly qualified physics teachers produced by the University of Houston. Faculty were able to systematically build the physics teacher preparation program through the following endeavors: streamlined degree plans, a physics inquiry course, an internship program, a scholarship program, and induction activities for the first three years of their teaching degrees. This has resulted in preparing approximately three physics teachers annually. Prior to this collaboration, the University had not produced any physics teacher graduates in the previous decade.
Stokes, D.W., Evans, P.K. and Craig, C.J. (2021), "Collaboration between a Physics Professor and a Physics Teacher/Teacher Educator", Craig, C.J., Evans, P.K. and Stokes, D.W. (Ed.) Preparing Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America’s Urban Schools (Advances in Research on Teaching, Vol. 35), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 27-40. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-368720210000035003
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