Fwd: FINAL CALL - Online M.S. Degree in Biology for Secondary School Teachers Offered at The University of Arizona - deadline March 1
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From: "Warder, Eleanor M - (warder)" <warder@...>
Date: February 23, 2012 2:03:16 PM MST
Subject: FINAL CALL - Online M.S. Degree in Biology for Secondary School Teachers Offered at The University of Arizona - deadline March 1
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Are you a life science/biology teacher who wants to:
- Update your teaching skills and your science background?
- Pursue an ON-LINE master’s degree in science?
- Follow your interest in biology by conducting biological research?
If so, the Natural Science for Teachers Program at The University of Arizona was designed with you in mind! This graduate program is summer oriented (with a year-round option) designed specifically for middle and high school biology teachers. The program’s on-line graduate-level courses focus on updating and expanding your biology content knowledge and your teaching techniques.
Natural Science for Teachers Master’s Degree
Teachers in the NST Master’s Program conduct biological research. The research can take place in any of the more than 20 biological science departments at The University of Arizona or in the laboratories of our partners throughout the state as well as around the country. Research can take place in research labs or in the field, depending on what area of biology you are interested in addressing. The research experience provides an opportunity to conduct authentic biology research on a topic interesting to you, and teachers in our program write a M.S. thesis on their biological research projects.
Teachers in the Master’s Program also adapt or develop curriculum that transfers their research experiences into lessons that they can share with their students. The lessons enrich the students’ experiences and allow them to share in the excitement of scientific research. M.S. degree requirements (32 units of credit) are typically completed in four summers for those who participate on a full-time basis each summer. The time to degree may be decreased for teachers who take our on-line courses during the school year. Teachers who participate part-time may take up to 6 years to complete their requirements.
Participating in the Natural Science for Teachers Program
Applications may be submitted at any time before the March 1 deadline. Applicants to both the M.S. and non-degree programs should have a 3.0 overall GPA, a 3.0 biology GPA, and have taken at least 18 units of biology coursework at an accredited university. Applicants currently should teach biology or have taught biology for at least one full year. Applicants DO NOT need to take the GRE. There is no out-of-state tuition charged in the summers, and during the Fall and Spring semesters out-of-state students may take one online course at the in-state rate.
Financial Aid is available for those enrolled in the M.S. degree program. Partial tuition waivers (~$1,000 depending on demand and availability of funds) are available each fall and spring semester through the NST Program Office, and scholarships are available through the TEACH Grant Program.
If you are interested in courses but don’t want a M.S. degree, you are invited to participate in our first-year core courses and electives to update your knowledge through our non-degree program. Sorry, no scholarships for non-degree participants are available at this time.