Full-time physics teachers are rare in Iowa's high schools-information on record with the Iowa Department of Public Instruction indicates that there are only eleven in the entire state. Full-time chemistry teachers are not much more common-the records show that there are 33 in Iowa. The most common combination involving physics includes chemistry, with 62.5 percent of all physics teachers teaching chemistry and 52.5 percent of all chemistry teachers teaching physics. Most of the 240 teachers who teach both subjects teach a third subject as well. Tables 1 and 2 show the numbers of teaching combinations that include chemistry or physics and those that include both chemistry and physics. Table 3 lists the subjects that are taught in combination with physics and chemistry.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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Hanson, Robert W.
"Actual Teaching Assignments Call for Broader Pre-Service Training for Chemistry-Physics Teachers,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 11
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol11/iss2/4