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University of Massachusetts Lowell

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Partha Chowdhury

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We have a strong and rigorous undergraduate program that is currently graduating about 10 students a year on average, with increases in the overall physics major population linked to significant growth in the overall student recruitment at the university level. Our School of Education became a UTeach replication site in 2011 (only site in New England), where Physics licensure is offered at a Master's level through a program that can be completed in one year. This has jump-started our past efforts in offering a B.S./M.S. in physics teaching. PhysTEC membership would provide strong support to the current initiatives, as we hope to significantly increase both our total number of graduating physics majors as well as those who choose a physics teaching track. We would like to develop a more appropriate curriculum for the teacher track, as well as a learning assistant program.