The PhysTEC website will be unavailable Friday evening through Saturday afternoon as electrical work occurs in the American Center of Physics server room. Down time will begin at 6PM Eastern Time on Friday. Service is expected to resume by 6PM on Saturday, July 30.

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The PhysTEC program at Towson is unique within the project in that it supports only elementary science education. Towson graduates about 200 elementary education majors a year (more than any other school in Maryland), and each teacher candidate takes a content course in physical science and earth-space science, and a field experience course in teaching science. Towson’s PhysTEC efforts have focused on reforming the field experience course to inculcate interns (student teachers) with inquiry-based teaching techniques, and provide them with opportunities for mentoring and self-reflection. The Towson PIs have also developed assessment instruments in an attempt to demonstrate the effectiveness of their course reforms on intern teaching methods and attitudes towards science.