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Online Master of Science in Teaching of Biological Sciences and General Sciences


Course Description

This online Master’s degree program is designed to give practicing teachers the opportunity to earn their M.S. in teaching Biological Science or graduate credits in Biology while living and teaching at home.

Teachers certified to teach biology in public schools and admitted by the University of Illinois may take any of these courses, whether they are in a degree program or are a non-degree student.

About the OMST Program

Biology is changing rapidly. Help your students think like a biologist and give them the tools to lead the next wave of change. Online courses in the Master of Science in Teaching Biology meet the needs of today's biology teachers. The fully online format enables in-service teachers to bring the latest advances in biology and evolving pedagogy directly into the classroom.

The Online Master of Science Teaching Biology (M.S.) degree program is designed to give practicing teachers the opportunity to earn the M.S. in Teaching Biological Science or graduate credits in biology while living and teaching at home. Teachers certified to teach biology in public schools and admitted by the University of Illinois may take any of these courses, whether they are in a degree program or are a non-degree student.

The OMST of Biological Science program centers on five 8-week, totally online, 500-level biology courses and three 8 to 16-week education courses designed explicitly to bring the teachers up-to-date with topics and concepts at the cutting-edge of biology. The Curriculum and Instruction courses are designed to be relevant to in-service teachers and will expose them to the latest research on effective science pedagogy. Course activities, assignments and assessments are developed to enable conversion into the teacher's classrooms. The courses are also designed specifically for the online environment and are not face-to-face courses that were recorded and

Entry Requirements

Only applicants holding a Teaching Certificate will be considered for admission. See here for more information: http://omst.sib.illinois.edu/apply/app/

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