This 13 credit hour graduate certificate is offered online through the Lincoln campus. The Insect Biology for Educators Graduate Certificate is designed to provide continuing education for teachers and other educators in the biological sciences. Students will learn to implement inquiry-based lesson plans for the classroom or workshop and can complete the certificate part-time. Students who complete the program will be awarded a transcripted certificate from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Who Should Consider This Degree?
University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.
Undergraduate coursework must include math, chemistry, and biology courses
(Only required if English is not your native language)
Why pursuing, how it will help, current experience related to degree, what you hope to gain personally and professionally, and personal and career goals
Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
Course Number: ENTO 802
(ENTO 402; BIOS 885; NRES 802) (2 cr II) Lec 2. Prereq: 12 hrs biological sciences or permission Biology and ecology of aquatic insects.
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Course Number: ENTO 802L
Crosslisted as BIOS 885L, NRES 802L. Prerequisite: Must be taken parallel with ENTO 802. This is the lab for ENTO 802, it covers identification of aquatic insects to the family level.
Course Number: ENTO 806
Prereq: NRES/BIOS 220 and 222. ENTO 406/806 is offered spring semester of odd-numbered calendar years. Offered on in the spring semester of odd-numbered calendar years. Interrelationships of the biotic and abiotic factors as they influence insect development, behavior, distribution, and abundance.
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Course Number: ENTO 810
Prereq: Introductory entomology course or permission. Class taught via Blackboard. Offered fall semester. Insect diversity, insect structure and function, insect ecology and behavior, and the beneficial and detrimental roles of insects. Integrates the study of insects into the classroom to enhance science education.
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Course Number: ENTO 991
(1-5 cr, max 5 I,II) Prereq: Permission. Course offered as the need arises. The amount of credit is determined by the instructor at the time the course is offered. May be repeated for credit. Advanced study of selected topics not presented in established courses.
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Course Number: TEAC 842
The development of objectives, course offerings, and organization of subject matter and methods of instruction in science courses is covered in this class as well as current national science education curriculum trends.
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.