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Towson University (Elementary): Program Data

### Towson University (Elementary)

Introduction

Goals & Outcomes

Early Teaching Experience

Teacher-In-Residence

Course Reform

Collaboration

Faculty

Publication & Talks

**Program Data**

Assessment

Appendices

The project collects data on the number of PhysTEC Graduates, PhysTEC Future Teachers, PhysTEC Learning Assistants, and PhysTEC Mentors; these PhysTEC terms are defined here. The project also collects data on physics pedagogy courses, early teaching experiences, and enrollment in K-8 physical science courses for future elementary school teachers.

PhysTEC Graduates (Years funded 2002-2007) | |||||||
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Baseline | Project Funded | ||||||

Year -2 | Year -1 | Year 0 | Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5 |

107 | 148 | 208 | 208 | 200 | 210 |

Future Physics Teachers | ||||||
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Baseline | Project Funded | |||||

Year -2 | Year -1 | Year 0 | Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 |

523 | 489 | 485 |

Commentary on future teachers data:

- The elementary science field experience interns are preservice teachers. Since the vast majority of Physical Science I students hope to be admitted to the preservice teaching program, these students are also included as impacted future teachers.

Enrollment | |||||||
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Course | Baseline | Project Funded | |||||

Year -2 | Year -1 | Year 0 | Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | |

Physical Science I (Conceptual physics) |
292 | 319 | 262 | 316 | 293 | 318 | |

Earth and Space Science (Conceptual physics) |
147 | 186 | 208 | 211 | 198 | 156 | |

Teaching Science in Elementary School (Early teaching/field experience) |
107 | 144 | 205 | 207 | 196 | 167 |

Commentary on enrollment data:

- Variations in enrollment data are largely due to the number of course sections as offered per semester.
- Student counts were obtained from final grade data sheets, and as such do not include students who withdrew from the course.
- Students take the Earth-Space Science course and Teaching Science in Elementary School course as a cohort; therefore, the students in these two courses are typically the same students and as such only count one time as future teachers.