For Educators: Continuing Education

MCB and the Biotech Project provide resources to support biology teachers in the classroom. Visit our Outreach page for additional opportunities.

 

Continuing Education Course Descriptions

MCB 570:  Applications of Cell and Molecular Biology for Teachers (Online)

Summer 2018:  June 4th – July 27th
Principles of cell and molecular biology with a focus on applications and current research appropriate for secondary school biology. This course is designed for in-service science teachers who need to develop a deeper understanding of central ideas in cell and molecular biology. Core topics in the course include structure-function relationships, gene expression, membrane biology, cell structure, and regulation of cell division. This online course is designed for in-service science teachers who need graduate-level coursework. 3 units. Instructor: Dr. Lisa Rezende (lrezende@email.arizona.edu).

 

MCB 657:  Cancer Biology for Teachers (Online)

Summer 2018:  June 4th – July 27th
Explore recent developments in our understanding of the mechanism of cancer and how this new research leads to improvements in treatment and prevention of cancer. Course participants will explore ways to incorporate cancer examples into current biology standards and evaluate educational resources to help teach this subject in the secondary school classroom. This online course is designed for in-service science teachers who need graduate-level coursework. 3 units. Instructor: Dr. Lisa Rezende (lrezende@email.arizona.edu). 


Registration and Fees

Coming soon

UA College of Science Community Scholars Program

Members of the local community can audit science classes at the UA for a reduced tuition rate. Classes span ten departments within the College of Science, from life and physical sciences to mathematics. Examples include Golden Age of Planetary Exploration, Frontiers of Brain Science, Foundations of Biochemistry, Historical Geology, Bioinformatics Seminar, and Astronomy and the Arts. Instructors include award-winning teachers, University Distinguished Professors, and Department Heads.

Spring 2018 classes begin January 10. A small number of seats are open to auditors, and they are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the Community Scholars Program web page for additional information.