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

August 1, 2016 -- MSU News Service

MSU Extended University’s fall online courses for science teachers are now open for enrollment.   High-Res available

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BOZEMAN—Montana State University’s online graduate courses for science teachers, part of MSU Extended University’s National Teachers Enhancement Network, are now open for fall registration. Most courses begin Sept. 12, but some start later in the semester.

Fall courses include 14 offerings in microbiology; physics; biology; earth science; land resources and environmental science; nutrition; and education, curriculum and instruction. The courses are open to all teachers and informal educators. Participants can take courses for professional development or start working toward an online graduate certificate or master’s degree.

Several popular courses are returning, including geology of the moon, the 12 principles of soil science, environmental science education: fall ecological field studies and astrobiology for teachers.

Some courses are specifically designed to help elementary and middle school teachers incorporate more science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, into their classrooms, including “teaching and learning in science: elementary space science.” Participating teachers will examine and deepen their own understanding of space science, uncover and correct misunderstandings and explore different ways of learning particular topics. The course is geared toward K-8 grade teachers and will provide participants with hands-on curricula to explore the solar system from within the classroom.

NTEN has reached more than 20,000 science teachers in its over 20-year history.

For more information, or to register, see: or contact Kelly Boyce, (406) 994-6812 or

The NTEN Facebook page is

Contact: Kelly Boyce, Extended University, (406) 994-6683, (800) 282-6062 (toll-free) or