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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.