At FIU, we provide students who might be interested in teaching with a variety of educational experiences early in their college career to evaluate their interest in teaching careers. The project mission is to improve and promote the education of future physics, science, and mathematics teachers.
The Learning Assistant Program was pioneered at FIU in the Physics Department through the FIU PhysTEC project. PhysTEC is a joint effort at improving teacher preparation that is facilitated by three of the most prominent national physics societies, the American Physical Society (APS), American Institute of Physics (AIP), and American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The LA program has now includes chemistry, earth science, and mathematics and is integrated into our science and mathematics teacher preparation programs. LA programs originated at the University of Colorado-Boulder and have spread to a number of national sites.
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