Why Teach Physics?

Students who excel and are good at science and math are constantly encouraged to pursue a career in science and/or engineering. But what about a career in science education or physics education?
Teaching physics can be very rewarding, with lots of creative problem solving and excitement. Being a physics educator involves more than writing formulas on the chalkboard, it involves helping students see the world in a new way, creating a learning environment where students can explore and understand, building confidence in solving challenging problems, and empowering students to build a better future. Becoming a physics teacher requires creativity, thought, and an understanding of not only physics. In a physics education career path, the most creative minds are those who can make a difference in a students life. 
Here is a short video produced by the national PhysTEC organization that discusses physics teaching careers.

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