The main objective of the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Targeted PhysTEC proposal is to increase the number of physics graduates who pursue a career in high school physics teaching. There is a great need for highly qualified high school physics teachers, particularly in the very diverse community of Southern California, and we believe that nothing motivates undergraduate students to consider a teaching career more than a genuine classroom teaching experience. To achieve this goal we propose the following activities:
- Recruiting physics majors to the secondary teaching credential program
- Early teaching experiences via a Learning Assistant (LA) model
- Provide advising and support for students interested in secondary physics teaching credential
- Team teaching and collaborative relationships among education and physics faculty in offering credential courses
The Physics Department is seeking enthusiastic students to work as Learning Assistants during the fall, 2014 semester. Students must have completed Mechanics (PHY 131), and have an interest in helping others learn physics. Students who hare interested in this opportunity will need to complete Learning Assistant (LA) application. Decisions regarding employment will be made after review of your application and upon your availability for the courses that will employ LAs this fall. The deadline for application for the Fall is June 15, 2014.