Science Teacher Preparation Program

Summer 2015 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 $1,466 + $50 icourse fee, or enroll in two for $2,807 + $100 icourse fees.

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 1-July 17. 3 units of credit. Course syllabus available soon. Cost: $1,466 + $50 icourse fee

  • 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 O'Malley, Ph.D. Course runs June 1-July 17. 3 units of credit. Course syllabus available soon. Cost: $1,466 + $50 icourse fee

  • BIOC 572 Advanced Genetics for Teachers is a fully online course designed for in-service science teachers who wish to develop a deeper understanding of central ideas in genetics. Core topics include the molecular basis for inheritance, basic descriptive genetics and the mathematical patterns that explain genetic patterns, gene regulation, genomics, and the use of genetic technologies to address human problems. By participating in this class you will: 1) Relate "classical genetics" phenomena (phenotypic ratios, linkage) to the cellular and molecular relationships that cause these phenomena; 2) Solve problems in genetics drawn from the real world using a variety of techniques; 3) Explain how modern genetic tools, including microarrays, RNAi, transgenic animals, and genomic analysis, allow scientists to elucidate genetic phenomena that are relevant to humans; 4) Summarize and interpret research on various genetic problems and phenomena; and 5) Incorporate principles of genetics and molecular biology into the secondary biology curriculum. Instructor: Lisa Elfring, Ph.D. Course runs June 1-July 17. 3 units of credit. Course syllabus available soon. Cost: $1,466 + $50 icourse fee

 

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.

In-Person Lab Courses in Summer 2015