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Biology for Science Teachers

Washington University in St. Louis

24 months
57750 USD/year
57750 USD/year
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The two-year Biology for Science Teachers program at Washington University in St. Louis is designed to fit the schedules of working teachers. It consists of two summer institutes, three weeks each, in residence at Washington University.

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The remaining course work 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 Biology for Science Teachers program at Washington University in St. Louis continue working together throughout the summer and online courses, using social media to develop a professional networking group.

Program Benefits

  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International students considering submission of an application to Washington University for graduate study should have a general familiarity with academic practices and university customs in the United States.
  • All international students are required to present evidence of their ability to support themselves financially during graduate study. 
  • International students whose native language is not English must submit score reports from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Tuition Fee

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    57750 USD/year
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  • National

    57750 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 57750 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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