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MSU opens summer online courses for science teachers

May 11, 2011

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BOZEMAN--Science teachers in Montana and throughout the country can earn graduate credits and learn new science content through Montana State Online this summer.

Summer courses will cover topics in biology, earth science, nutrition, environmental science, physics and mathematics, and include popular courses as "Statistics for Teachers," "Teaching Adolescent Nutrition" and several others.
All courses offer MSU graduate credits to practicing elementary, middle, high school and community college teachers, as well as informal educators at museums, aquariums and zoos. Each course is 100 percent Web-based. Teachers do not have to enroll in an MSU degree program in order to take the courses; however, course credits can be used towards MSU's brand-new online 12-credit graduate certificates in science teaching.

The courses are all part of MSU's National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN). NTEN was founded in 1992 by MSU Extended University with support from the National Science Foundation, and is one of only six academic programs recognized by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Courses are designed to help science teachers develop a deeper understanding of science concepts while interacting with and learning new techniques from other teachers around the globe. Discounts are available to NSTA members.

Register or read more about the courses at For questions about registration or the graduate certificates, contact Margaret Worob in Extended University at (406) 994-7798, (800) 435-1286 (toll-free) or

Peg Wherry, MSU Extended University, (406) 994-6550 or