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APS supports physics and astronomy faculty members in improving their undergraduate programs, reforming courses, and preparing students for careers in physics and other fields.
APS resources include links to studies on undergraduate education, programs for course transformation, and research-based curricula.
APS Support for Undergraduate Instruction
Recruiting the Next Generation of Physics Majors
APS resources can help you recruit more students to your program, and retain them.
Recruiting Physics Majors
New Faculty Workshops
The semiannual New Faculty Workshops introduce new faculty members to research-based teaching, grant opportunities in research and education, and other professional development opportunities.
New Faculty Workshop
Presentations from Past Workshops
Support for Faculty Offering Research Experiences
APS provides a variety of resources to support faculty who offer research experiences for undergraduates.
APS Meeting Information for Research Mentors
Research Mentor Training Seminar
Ethics Case Studies
Preparing the Next Generation of Physics Teachers
APS can help you recruit and prepare students to become K-12 physics and physical science teachers.
Preparing Future Teachers
Quick Tips for Getting Started with Teacher Preparation
Making the Case for Your Program
APS provides resources for departments seeking to demonstrate value to their institutions and the greater community.
Strategies for Making Your Case
Undergraduate Physics Statistics
APS and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Statistical Research Center provide a variety of statistics on undergraduate physics in the US.
Undergraduate Physics Statistics (APS)
Undergraduate Education Statistics (AIP)
Physics Education Research (PER) Speakers
The APS Speakers Lists contain names, contact information, and talk titles of physicists who are willing to give talks on a variety of subjects.
Access PER Database
Joint Statement on the Education of Future Teachers
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and most of its member societies, including APS and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), endorse this statement regarding science teacher preparation.
Joint Statement and Endorsers
Students at University of Minnesota in SCALE-UP classroom.
Top Reasons to Study Physics
Quantum Information poster
A new award from the APS Committee on Education seeks to recognize physics departments that support best practices in education at the undergraduate level. If you have an exemplary program, consider nominating it.
Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education
APS and the University of Wisconsin have developed a training seminar for physics faculty, postdocs, and graduate students who are in mentorship roles.
Mentor Training Seminar
APS has developed an activity and discussion guide for training in physics research ethics.
Ethics Case Studies
The SPIN-UP Report is a widely recognized resource for revitalizing undergraduate physics programs.