Next Generation Modeling Courses for Physics Teachers

June 2, 2021

Next Generation Modeling Courses for Physics Teachers

Seeking partners to help take STEM Education to the next level

Written by: Mark Lattery (NGMC Director)

STEM education works best when it is hands-on and inquiry based. Which is why we wanted share a unique partnership opportunity to enhance the way educators engage students with physics concepts.

Are you a concurrent enrollment program director or department chair seeking to expand your concurrent enrollment program in physics? Do you know local physics teachers that need graduate-level credits to become (or maintain status as) concurrent enrollment instructors?

NACEP is teaming up with Dr. Mark Lattery, Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Director of the The Next Generation Modeling Courses for Teachers program, to identify IHEs across the U.S. who would like to grow their concurrent enrollment program around physics, by engaging  physics teachers in their own area through this program.

What are Next Generation Modeling Courses for Teachers?

Next Generation Modeling Courses for Teachers (NGMCs) are online graduate courses for physics and physical science teachers (grades 10-12) offered by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, which is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. These courses run every semester: fall, spring, and summer. Now in its fourth year, the NGMC program has served teachers in 21 states.

NGMCs have four main goals:

  • strengthen subject-matter content knowledge in physics
  • deepen understanding of research-based methods of science teaching; common student learning difficulties; the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS); and teaching/learning theories in physics education
  • engage teachers in the national conversation about the goals and methods of science teaching through participation in state and national science teaching organizations, local special-interest groups, and action research
  • provide graduate-level credits for teachers seeking to become concurrent enrollment instructors.

The NGMC program is also a proud partner of the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA). All NGMCs provide a suitable entry point into the Modeling Method of Physics Instruction and the concepts of Deep Learning in Introductory Physics.

Interested in partnering?

Interested in partnering with the NGMC program to expand your concurrent enrollment program in physics and the physical sciences?