AAPT.org - American Association of Physics Teachers

Resources for College and University Physics Faculty

AAPT is an action oriented organization designed to develop, improve, and promote best practices for physics education as part of the global need for qualified Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics educators who will inspire tomorrow’s leaders and decision makers.
AAPT provides many resources for college and university physics faculty.

AAPT benefits for College and University Faculty

Publications and Educational Resources

  • American Journal of Physics (AJP) - The Physics Teacher and the American Journal of PhysicsAJP publishes papers that meet the needs and intellectual interests of college and university physics teachers and students.
  • The Physics Teacher (TPT) - TPT publishes papers on the teaching of physics, and on topics such as contemporary physics, applied physics, and the history of physics—all aimed at the introductory-level teacher.
  • AAPT/ComPADRE Digital Library - ComPADRE is a network of free online resource collections supporting faculty, students, and teachers in Physics and Astronomy Education.
  • Partnership for Integration of Computation into Undergraduate Physics (PICUP) seeks to expand the role of computation in the undergraduate physics curriculum.
  • Open Source Physics (OSP) provides curriculum resources that engage students in physics, computation, and computer modeling.
  • PhysPort is the home of physics faculty resources based on physics education research that support your teaching
  • Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research (PRST-PER) - PRST-PER is a peer-reviewed online open-access journal sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS), the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and the APS Forum on Education (APS FEd).
  • AAPT Recommendations for the Undergraduate Physics Laboratory Curriculum - Developed by a subcommittee of the AAPT Committee on Laboratories and endorsed by the AAPT Executive Board November 10,2014.
  • AAPT eNNOUNCER - This e-newsletter is emailed to members monthly and contains upcoming dates and deadlines, member news and information, recent news from the worlds of physics and teaching, our current promotions and programs, and much more.
  • Links to additional resources - You will find posters, guidelines, videos, international physics organizations, reports, and article collections and individual articles to support your physics and physical science teaching.

Networking and Academic Development

Awards and Recognition

Grants and Scholarships