Science Teacher Preparation Program

Summer 2014 Online Courses

SAVE $$$$ BY TAKING COURSES DURING THE SUMMER! A 3-unit course costs SIGNIFICANTLY less in the summer than it does during the Fall/Spring semesters. Enroll in just one of the online courses listed below for $1,438, or enroll in two for $2,752.

Take up to 6 units of credit this summer through our Non-Degree Program. Reserve a space in the course(s) you wish to take by contacting Ellie Warder at warder@email.arizona.edu or (520) 621-5903.

  • BIOC 570 Applications of Cell & Molecular Biology for Teachers (formerly BIOC 623C Biology Update 1) Principles of cell and molecular biology with a focus on applications and current research appropriate for secondary school biology. This fully online course is designed for in-service science teachers who need to develop a deeper understanding of central ideas in cell and molecular biology. Core topics include structure-function relationships, gene expression, membrane biology, cell structure, and regulation of cell division. Course may co-convene with BIOC 471. Instructor: Lisa Rezende, Ph.D. Course runs June 2-July 25, 2014. 3 units of credit. Course syllabus available soon. Cost: $1,438

  • BIOC 571 Ecological Principles for Teachers (formerly BIOC 623D Biology Update 2). Principles of ecology with a focus on applications and current research appropriate for secondary school biology teachers. This totally online course is designed for prospective and in-service science teachers who wish to develop a deeper understanding of ecology. Basic themes include how organisms interact with other organisms and their environment, factors that influence the size and stability of populations, how geography affects biodiversity, and the application of these principles to current ecological issues including global warming and invasive species. Course may co-convene with BIOC 471. Instructor: Maureen Sieberg, Ph.D. Course runs June 2-July 25. 3 units of credit. Course syllabus available soon. Cost: $1,438

  • BIOC 651 Biology of Nutrition for Teachers. In this totally online course, we will explore topics related to nutrition presented in the context of human biology. Topics of study will include the biochemistry of nutrition, digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients. Students will learn the nutritional, metabolic, and physiological significance of the digestion of carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, lipids, vitamins, major minerals, trace elements, and non-nutrient substances. Instructors: Lisa Elfring, Ph.D. and Laurie Cale, M.S. Course runs June 2-July 25, 2014. 3 units of credit. Course syllabus available soon. Cost: $1,438

  • CHEM 570A Advanced Chemistry I. Fundamental principles of physical chemistry as applied to chemical systems of central importance in our world. This totally online course is designed for teachers who need to develop a deeper understanding of central ideas in physical chemistry. Core topics include thernmodynamnifc and chemical kinetics. Course may co-convene with CHEM 470A. Instructor: Vicente Talanquer, Ph.D. Course runs June 2-July 25, 2014. 3 units of graduate-level credit. Course syllabus available soon. Cost: $1,438

  • CHEM 571C Topics in Energy and Evolution. This totally online course focuses on the discussion of the chemical principles related to non-renewable and sustainable energy sources. This course is designed for teachers who need to develop a deeper understanding of central ideas in biochemistry. Core topics include structure-function relationships in biologically important macromolecules and metabolism. Instructor: Amy Graham, Ph.D. 3 units of graduate-level credit. Course runs June 2-July 25, 2014. Cost: $1,438

 

 

Tentative Online Course Offerings in Future Semesters

All classes are 3 units of credit unless otherwise marked.

Semester
Course Title
Course Number

 

Fall 2014

 

Learning in the Sciences

Chemistry Elective

STCH 510A

CHEM TBA

Spring 2015

 

Assessment in the Sciences

Plant Biology for Teachers

 

STCH 510B

BIOC 655

 

Summer 2015

 

Applications of Cell & Molecular Biology for Teachers

Ecological Principles for Teachers

Advanced Genetics for Teachers

Advanced Chemistry II

Chemistry Elective 1

BIOC 570

BIOC 571

BIOC 572

CHEM 570B

CHEM TBA

 

Fall 2015

 

Learning in the Sciences

Ornithology for Teachers

STCH 510A

BIOC 656

 

Spring 2016

 

 

Assessment in the Sciences

Chemistry Elective 2

 

 

STCH 510B

CHEM TBA

 

Summer 2016

Applications of Cell & Molecular Biology for Teachers

Ecological Principles for Teachers

Advanced Evolution for Teachers

Advanced Chemistry I

Chemistry Elective 3

BIOC 570

BIOC 571

BIOC 573A

CHEM 570A

CHEM TBA

 

Fall 2016

 

Learning in the Sciences

Chemistry Elective 1

STCH 510A

CHEM TBA

 

Spring 2017

 

Assessment in the Sciences

Microbiology for Teachers

STCH 510B

BIOC 697A

 

Summer 2017

 

Applications of Cell & Molecular Biology for Teachers

Ecological Principles for Teachers

Biology Elective

Advanced Chemistry II

Chemistry Elective 2

BIOC 570

BIOC 571

BIOC TBA

CHEM 570B

CHEM TBA

 

Fall 2017

 

Learning in the Sciences

Biology Elective

STCH 510A

BIOC TBA

 

Spring 2018

 

Assessment in the Sciences

Chemistry Elective 3

STCH 510B

CHEM TBA

 

Summer 2018

 

Applications of Cell & Molecular Biology for Teachers

Ecological Principles for Teachers

Biology Elective

Advanced Chemistry I

Chemistry Elective 1

BIOC 570

BIOC 571

BIOC TBA

CHEM 570A

CHEM TBA