Check out these classes, workshops, and masters programs for teachers looking to further their professional development.
The Master of Science in Education
The Master of Science in Education (MSE) program is a unique collaboration between the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and Space Education Initiatives. The MSE is specifically designed for busy working professionals. Most courses are offered online with completing the program completely online as an option for most students. The MSE program has been carefully designed to meet state and national content and professional development standards. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://www.phys.uwosh.edu/lattery/mse/docs/mse_flyer.pdf and http://www.spaceed.org/home/projects.html#mse.
North Cascades Institute’s Teacher Workshops
North Cascades Institute offers Teacher Workshops in field-based environmental education throughout the year at both its Environmental Learning Center and at outdoor locations throughout the Northwest. Classes are available for teacher clock hour certification through the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.ncascades.org/programs/seminars/teachers/index.html.
NTEN Online Professional Development Courses
Take six-week online courses through the National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN), and experience activity-rich course that model how to teach science inquiry. There are courses designed specifically for K-8 teachers and offer one graduate credit from Montana State University. For more information, please visit the following website: http://btc.montana.edu/courses/aspx/ntenindex.aspx.
Distance Learning: Earth and Environmental Science for Middle/High School Teachers
This online distance learning workshop will run for eight weeks and is designed for educators of grades 6-12. The workshop will focus on four general sections of Earth and environmental science curriculum: geology, ecology, hydrology, and atmospheric conditions. Workshop participants are eligible to receive up to four Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits based on 40 contact hours, as well as Criteria III credit in the North Carolina Environmental Educator’s (NCEE) Certification Program. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.pisgahforestinstitute.org/.
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