Fall courses will run September 10 - December 14th.  Some course dates may vary. Check individual course descriptions for exact dates.

Fall registration is open. When you register, take note of the CRN #'s provided below for courses you intend to take.   

See link to register for courses below the course list.

 For Fall registration Add/Drop information and withdraw refund schedule click here.

MSSE Courses


Earth Science

Education Core

Required courses for science educators enrolled in MSSE only*

Education, Curriculum & Instruction

          Instructors (4 sections):

          Eric Brunsell (CRN# 25420), John Graves (CRN# 25421) , Marcie Reuer (CRN# 25419), Walt Woolbaugh (CRN# 25418) 

          Instructors (5 sections):
          Eric Brunsell (CRN# 25425), John Graves (CRN# 25422) , Marcie Reuer (CRN# 25424), Walt Woolbaugh (CRN# 25423) 


MSSE graduate students, please note:

For MSSE 504 & 509, be sure to choose the section with your advising instructor using the CRN number that will be provided when registration is open. 

Education Electives

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NTEN Courses

The Following courses offered by the National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN) program have been approved for MSSE programs of study. Information and registration can be found at http://btc.montana.edu/courses/aspx/ntencatalog.aspx.

(NTEN course beginning dates vary)


  • BIOL 591 Teaching Evolution (3 cr) CRN# TBD

  • BIOL 591 Using Local Ecosystems to Implement Elementary Biology Activities (1 cr) CRN# TBD (Elementary Teachers Only)

  • ERTH 524 K-14 Earth System Science (2 cr) CRN# 25131

  • ERTH 525 Landforms for Elementary Teachers (1 cr) CRN# 25357 (Elementary Teachers Only)Course begins Oct. 22nd

  • ERTH 521 Geology of the Moon (3 cr) CRN# 25356 Course begins Oct. 15th

  • ERTH 591 Weather for Elementary Teachers (1 cr) CRN# TBD (Elementary Teachers Only)

  • LRES 584 Twelve Principles of Soil Science (3 cr) CRN# 25132

  • MB 542 Microbial Ecology (3 cr) CRN# 23513

  • PHSX 405 Special Relativity (3 cr) CRN# 20788

  • PHSX 511 Astronomy for Teachers (3 cr) CRN# 23838

  • PHSX 591 Teaching and Learning in Science: Elementary Space Science (1 cr) CRN# TBD (Elementary Teachers Only)


Education Electives

  • EDCI 591 Insect-ology (3 cr) CRN# 11140 (Elementary Teachers Only)
  • EDCI 591 History of Space Flight and Space Technology (3 cr) CRN# TBD



Teacher Quotes

                 It may seem odd, but unique friendships are created with people on-line. The collaboration with some of the finest science educators across the world everyday makes the MSSE distance learning courses very unique as well as rewarding. ~Washington Teacher

                                  MSSE allows you to network with like-minded people across the country. So often, teachers are lone warriors. This network allows you to ask questions of knowledgeable people in your field, anytime, anywhere.