Member Institution University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park

Contact

Chair Drew Baden
drew@umd.edu

Associate Chair Nick Hadley
hadley@umd.edu
301-405-5958

Professor Joe Redish
redish@umd.edu

Dr. Matt Bobrowsky
msb@umd.edu

University of Maryland, College Park Website

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Here at the University of Maryland, we have a Physics Education Research Group, which is a combined effort of the Physics Department and School of Education to study the learning and teaching of physics at all levels from elementary school to the graduate level.  Our program focuses includes both qualitative and quantitative research and relies heavily on video data of authentic classroom and learning environments.

Graduate degrees may be earned in physics or in education. We also offer a Physics Education track, that prepares students for a career as High School physics teachers, as part of our Undergraduate Physics major.

Membership in PTEC would help us to share successful programs, methods, and ideas, particularly through PTEC conferences and workshops.  Membership in PTEC would also help us advocate nationally for improving science teacher education.