at Towson University
Towson University is unique in that it is one of the few academic institutions to have a significant number of education faculty housed in the content departments. For example, Towson has education faculty in the Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences, the Department of the Biological Sciences, the Department of Chemistry, and the Department of Mathematics.
The science education faculty in the Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences are Dr. Cody Sandifer, Dr. Pamela Lottero-Perdue, Dr. Rommel Miranda, Dr. Reizelie Barreto-Espino, and Dr. Ronald Hermann. These faculty are responsible for teaching content and methods courses for early childhood, elementary, and secondary students, providing in-service professional development for teachers in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area, and conducting research on the teaching and learning of science. In addition, the Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences has a full-time staff member, Ms. Karen Cimino, Internship Coordinator for Elementary Science Education, who also teaches methods courses for early childhood and elementary education majors.
The pull down menus above outline the science education offerings within the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences. For information about special projects in science education, including the work of faculty in other content departments, use the links at left.