Using the NSF program as its benchmark, the M.S. in Biology degree is now available and open to teachers nationwide.
Schaal, a leading researcher in the nutrition and evolution of plant crops, is also the vice president of the National Academy of Sciences, and a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
Her interest in helping all students understand the interconnectedness of living systems led to her involvement with the program.
Biology faculty who teach in the program use their own and related current research in the courses to demonstrate importance of scientific issues to the global community.
The two-year program is designed to fit the schedules of working teachers. It consists of two summer institutes, three weeks each, in residence at Washington University.
The remaining coursework during the academic years will be completed online. Summer housing is available for out of town students and included in the cost of the program.
Teachers in the program continue working together throughout the summer and online courses, using social media to develop a professional networking group.
“Working with colleagues is an especially powerful support for teachers, who can feel isolated in the classroom,” says May. “The M.S. in biology program facilitates interaction among teachers, which we know can encourage change in classroom practice and growth as a professional.”
- Earn a Master of Science in Biology from Washington University in two years while continuing to work at your current job.
- Learn from leading researchers in St. Louis and top-notch faculty at Washington University, one of the most prominent research universities in the country.
- Gain skills to build your department as a team and acquire nationwide contacts with colleagues who are working to strengthen biology education.
- Spend two three-week summer sessions at Washington University’s main campus, participating in courses with renowned faculty. Housing and on-campus meals are included in the program cost.
- Participate in professional networks to keep in touch with colleagues and to provide support when writing papers and conference proposals.
- Develop leadership skills for curriculum innovation at the district, local and national levels.
- Ecology and Environmental Sciences
- Biological Evolution
- Neuroscience and Behavior
- Chemistry for Biology Teachers
- Case Studies in Biology
- Plants and People
- Matter and Energy Transformations
- Molecular Basis of Heredity
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Regular mandatory meetings
- Continuous support with feedback on request
- Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
DisciplinesBiology Teaching View 1085 other Masters in Teaching in United States
All applicants for admission to an undergraduate degree or certificate program must submit the following:
- Complete application
- Official transcripts from all previous college work (if applicable)
- Personal statement
- TOEFL scores (if applicable)
- A $35 non-refundable application fee
International995 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National995 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
$665-995 PER CREDIT
All full-time Specialized Masters Program (SMP) candidates admitted to Olin for fall and spring semester programs are automatically considered for our merit-based Dean’s Scholarships – there is no separate scholarship application. These awards can cover partial tuition. Our Admissions Committee will review your application to determine eligibility and notify you of any scholarship award at the time of admission.
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