The general purpose of a STEM Education Resource Center is to broadly
support research-based (i.e., proven effective) STEM teaching and
STEM teacher preparation.
A key goal of this resource center is to support the school-based
STEM teaching of Towson’s preservice teachers. These preservice
elementary and secondary teachers are often in situations where
they would like to teach standards-based, inquiry-focused STEM activities,
but the schools do not have the necessary equipment. The resource
center makes this equipment available for check-out for these preservice
Another key goal is to support course reform in the FCSM. Many
instructors (both full- and part-time faculty) would like to try
research-based “active learning” strategies in their
courses, yet Towson does not have a current collection of curricula
or related texts that supports this sort of course reform. The resource
center makes these curricula and support materials available to
A final goal is to make this equipment available to any Baltimore City or Baltimore County teacher who is affiliated with Towson University's PDS or internship programs and is interested in trying research-based strategies in their classroom.
We have organized the items in SERC by subject matter. One can
browse through all the items in a particular subject by choosing
one of the categories below.
Alternately, a potential borrower can proceed directly to the checkout
form which lists all the items with a link from each item to a picture,
description and listing of the appropriate grades for use: