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Getting the Facts Out About Teaching Physics

Physics Teaching Preparation Program at Lewis University

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Why Consider Becoming  a Physics Teacher?

There are several benefits to becoming a STEM teacher that you might not be aware of. Try answering the questions to learn more.

Quality of Life

What percentage of teachers rank their lives as better than all other occupations?










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Job Demand

Where can you get a job as a physics teacher?








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What is the mid-career salary for a physics teacher in the Chicagoland area with a Master's degree?






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A. $45,000-$60,000
B. $65,000-$80,000


Can you retire as a teacher before age 60  with a pension as a teacher?





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Getting the Facts Out

The demand for teachers in the United States outweighs the number of students enrolling in teacher preparation programs.

Get the Facts Out is a joint effort focused on spreading awareness about pursuing a teaching career to current and future STEM majors. 


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This work is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) under grant no. 1707990.

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