The Learning Center provides a list of professional development providers that offer
their varied online professional development opportunities on a continuing basis.
These institutions offer short courses as well as degree granting programs to assist
the K–12 science teacher. Use the drop down menu to select from the providers listed
NSTA Online Short Courses provide teachers with interactive professional learning experiences combining synchronous web-based sessions and asynchronous discussions in our community forums. Participants have the opportunity to engage with instructors who are science and pedagogical experts on a range of topics, including the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Learn more.
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The AMNH Seminars on Science, six-week courses developed by Museum scientists and
educators, incorporate the Museum's rich resources including three-dimensional virtual
specimens, videos from the field, and interactive simulations. Teachers participate
in discussions and activities with the Museum's scientists and educators. Continuing
education units and graduate credits are available. For more information go to learn.amnh.org.
Designed for elementary and middle level teachers, Cal U’s online masters degree focuses on teaching inquiry across the STEM disciplines. Each course in the 30-credit program also develops your teacher leadership skills so you can take your career to the next level. Join other talented teachers and experienced instructors for exhilarating conversations about teaching excellence. For more information visit: http://www.calu.edu/academics/online-programs/stem-teacher-education/index.htm
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The Teachers in Geosciences program at Mississippi State University provides you
with a unique opportunity to earn a Master of Science degree through distance learning.
All of the core courses are taught online. The program concludes with an 8 to 10
day capstone field course that is taught during the summer at a variety of locations
including Yellowstone/Grand Tetons, Western Washington State, the Sierra, Central
Arizona, Upstate NY, Western Lake Superior, the Outer Banks, the Bahamas, and the
Great Plains Storm Chase.
Our 12-course, 36-credit hour graduate program is designed to take as little as
two years to complete and includes courses in meteorology, geology, planetary science,
oceanography, hydrology, and environmental geoscience. Over 300 students from all
50 states and around the world are enrolled. All students qualify for in-state tuition
Please visit our
website or contact Joy Bailey, firstname.lastname@example.org,
for additional information.
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Montana State University's National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN) offers online
science courses designed to help K–12 teachers and other educators improve and enhance
their understanding of science content. Since 1993, NTEN has offered about 15 online
graduate courses each semester in topics ranging from physics to plant science to
nutrition, and more. NTEN also offers lesson plans and other teacher resources.
Courses can be taken for professional development or as part of MSU's Master of
Science in Science Education (MSSE) graduate degree program: an intercollege, interdisciplinary
graduate program that integrates learning and the discovery of knowledge in a collaborative
academic environment. Over 80% of MSSE degree course work is available online. For
more information on courses go to
eu.montana.edu/nten/, or for the graduate program go to www.montana.edu/msse/
Penn State’s online Master of Education in Earth Sciences combines curriculum from
multiple disciplines to enrich your practicing knowledge in the field of earth sciences
while also enhancing your teaching and leadership skills. With your choice of electives,
this program can be tailored to focus on a particular area of interest. The completely
online courses, taught by the same experienced researchers who teach on campus,
give you the flexibility to earn your degree and meet your professional goals around
your schedule—with no required on-campus residency. For more information, visit:
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Designed for middle and high school science teachers, the University of Maryland's
Master of Chemical and Life Sciences expands your knowledge, updates your
expertise, and advances your career. The 30-credit, content-based, professional
master’s program offers in-depth knowledge of current research areas in the biological,
biochemical, and biomedical sciences. Aside from laboratory experience, courses
are offered exclusively online, benefiting working professionals with flexibility,
convenience, and accessibility. Dynamic faculty with academic credentials and experience
deliver a better understanding of major science concepts in an interactive environment.
Find out more! Visit our website.
Advance your knowledge and career with online science education programs from the University of Nebraska. Gain a deeper understanding of your content area to enhance lesson plans and spark engagement. Choose from more than 60 online programs for classroom educators and administrators, including master's degrees in Biology, Entomology, Science for Educators, Science/Math Education and a graduate certificate in Insect Biology for Educators. To learn more, visit our website.
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Wildlife Conservation Society's Professional Development Department, headquartered
at the Bronx Zoo, invite K-12 educators to take a walk on the wild side. Whether
you teach in a school or nontraditional setting, science, math, language arts, or
anything in between, our Online Teacher Training Courses offer something for everyone!
Our courses are a convenient way to enhance your understanding of the living world
and revitalize your love of nature and science. Six-week courses provide a unique
opportunity to examine the life sciences of zoology, ecology and conservation, through
topics such as predators, marine biology, habitat ecology and climate connections.
Learn from virtual and interactive simulations, videos, presentations from WCS scientists
and educators, and interaction with teachers from around the world. Get the most
up-to-date news from our field experts and explore best practices in science education.
Participants will receive electronic curriculum and resources, made ready for use
in your classroom. Graduate credits are available. For more information, please
visit the WCS website
or call +1-718-220-5136.
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