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MSU's online graduate courses for science teachers open for fall registration

August 7, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN – Montana State University’s online graduate courses for science teachers are now open for fall registration. The courses are all part of MSU Extended University’s National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN). Most courses start Sept. 15.

Fall 2014 courses include offerings in biology; physics; earth science; land resources and environmental science (LRES); microbiology; nutrition; and education, curriculum and instruction (EDCI).

New courses include Insect-ology (EDCI 591), a three-credit course taught by Joe Bradshaw. The eight-week course is designed for elementary and secondary teachers who want to integrate instructional scientific strategies regarding insects into their classroom. Participants will complete several hands-on activities that relate to the online course and also can be translated to the classroom.

Two courses are supported by NASA--Geology of the Moon (ERTH 591) and Astrobiology for Teachers (PHSX 582)--and thus are offered at a reduced rate for practicing teachers. Members of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) receive a 10 percent discount on all other NTEN courses.

Teachers do not have to enroll in an MSU degree program in order to take the courses. Teachers who go on to pursue MSU's 12-credit online graduate certificates in science teaching or the university's Master's of Science in Science Education degree may be able to transfer in some course credits after being accepted.

Register or learn more at or contact Kelly Boyce in MSU's Extended University at or (406) 994-6812. The NTEN Facebook page is

Contact: Margaret Worob in Extended University at (406) 994-7798 or (800) 435-1286,