Improving Physics Teacher Education
PhysTEC is a joint APS-American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) project to improve and promote the education of future physics and physical science teachers.
Resources for Faculty and Students
Wide variety of resources for undergraduate physics faculty and students.
Undergraduate Physics Resources
High School Physics
Physics and Instructional Resources
Physics and Instructional Resources (PAIR) is a pilot project in physics teacher professional development designed to support physics teachers in need of content and/or material resources.
About PAIR Project
Next Generation Science Standards
The APS Committee on Education has approved a resolution supporting the Next Generation Science Standards.
Educators, Stay Informed!
APS Wavefront is a free electronic newsletter for physics educators. Sign up to stay informed about APS programs, upcoming meetings, recent APS actions, and activities within the physics community.
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Physics Education Research (PER) Speakers List
APS provides a database of speakers who have offered to give talks on physics education research (PER).
PER Speaker Database
Graduate Education in Physics
Professional Development for New Faculty Members
APS, AAPT, and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) offer biannual NSF-funded New Faculty Workshops, to introduce new faculty members to research-based teaching, grant opportunities in research and education, time-management and other professional development issues.
ComPADRE Digital Library
APS has partnered with AAPT, the American Institute of Physics, and AAS to create the ComPADRE digital library, a collection of electronic educational materials in physics and astronomy. Together, APS and ComPADRE have developed the outreach website Physics to Go, the Physics Careers Resource, and the PhysTEC website, PTEC.
Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education
The APS Committee on Education awards physics departments and/or undergraduate-serving programs in physics that support best practices in education at the undergraduate level.