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CSU PhysTEC Conference 2021

January 29, 2021 from 9:00am-1:15pm via Zoom.

A conference to support the preparation, recruitment, and retention of future physics teachers.

The SoCal PhysTEC Regional Network is partnering with the CSU Chancellor's Office to host a virtual conference for the CSU-campuses. The mission of PhysTEC is to improve and promote the education of future physics teachers. An overarching goal is to increase the number of highly qualified physics teachers.

Conference themes include:

  • Lessons learned from online teaching and learning
  • Equity/social justice in physics education/physics
  • Collaboration and Networking: Physics and Education
  • Collaboration and Networking: Across CSUs
  • Institutional commitment and sustainability
  • Recruitment: How to recruit students to your physics program? Recruiting students to physics teaching?
  • Supporting Inservice Physics Teachers

This conference will be a chance to share and learn about recruitment (for majors and for teachers) and educational practices on each campus, to foster relationships between Physics and Education faculty within and across CSU campuses, and to build a CSU-wide collaboration to promote, recruit, and support highly qualified STEM teachers, in particular physics teachers.

Who Should Attend

Faculty and staff involved with the preparation and support of future physics teachers, especially physics, science education/science teacher education, science single subject credential coordinators, and MSTI faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. We hope that teams from each campus will participate so that lessons learned can be implemented across physics and the credential programs.


A tentative schedule is available.

Call for Workshop Proposals

We encourage you to submit a proposal to share what you are doing on your campus to address the issues listed above. Sessions will be 45 minutes long and we encourage you to make 20-30 minutes of that time be interactive. Please submit a proposal for a session! Proposals are due October 16.

Proposal submission has ended.


Registration information not yet available.

The PhysTEC Conference Planning Committee:

  • Sara Callori, San Bernardino
  • Ximena Cid, Dominguez Hills
  • Carol Hood, San Bernardino
  • Brian Foley, Northridge
  • Laura Henriques, Long Beach
  • Chuhee Kwon, Long Beach
  • Ed Price, San Marcos
  • Donna Ross, San Diego
  • Homeyra Sadaghiani, Pomona

This conference is supported by CSU Chancellor's Office (Math-Science Teacher Imitative MSTI-STEM Challenge) and PhysTEC and the Southern California PhysTEC Regional Network.

The California State University - Office of the Chancellor

Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC)