Supported Site Towson University (Secondary)
Towson University (Secondary)
Goals & Outcomes
Early Teaching Experience
Induction & Mentoring
Publications & Talks
Project Report 2007
Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences
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At Towson, the PhysTEC project team is making a concerted effort to expose physics majors early in their academic career to (a) the possibility of teaching as a career and (b) actual teaching experiences at both the K-12 and university levels. This is being done through general advertising (posters, open meetings, classroom visits), school- and outreach-based early teaching courses, and the STEM-TC learning assistant program.
Other efforts are geared towards helping our education majors develop a greater sense of belonging to an educational community. These efforts include the creation of a comprehensive physics education web site, the establishment of a new secondary STEM education club, formal and informal discussions with the physics TIR, and the funding of small grants that allow education majors to attend and present at NSTA and AAPT meetings.