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Natural Science for Teachers (MS) 
Program Description

The Natural Science for Teachers Program (formerly General Biology Program for Teachers) offers graduate-level online courses for teachers. The program was designed to address the needs of middle and high school science teachers for graduate-level courses that meet many school districts’ requirements for salary increment credit. We offer 2 educational tracks: Biology and Chemistry. The program is fully online to better meet teachers' needs, however the program is not currently accepting applications.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Science Administration -

College of Science  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Eleanor M Warder
Graduate Program Coordinator
Eleanor M Warder
Director of Graduate Studies
Ingrid Novodvorsky
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Department application
Personal Statement
3 Letters of Recommendation from: Principal/Vice Principal; Science Dept Head (or another Science Teacher); and University-level Biology Instructor

Standardized Tests

Required test(s):
Required GRE Subject tests: N/A
Recommended tests:
Recommended GRE Subject tests: N/A
Minimum GRE Verbal: 0
Minimum GRE Quantitative: 0
Minumum GRE Written: 0
Minimum GMAT:
Minimum MAT:
Minimum TOEFL: 550 (Required)
Minimum IELTS: 7

Financial Aid

We have a limited number of partial tuition waivers to award each Fall/Spring semester. The following criteria must be met in order to receive a tuition waiver:

1) Must be enrolled as a graduate student in the Natural Science for Teachers M.S. program
2) Must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Summer: March 1

International Applicants:

  • Summer: March 1
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 32
Core coursework: The following courses are required for the Biology Track:

BIOC 570 Applications of Cell & Molecular Biology for Teachers
BIOC 571 Ecological Principles for Teachers
STCH 510A Learning in the Sciences
STCH 510B Assessment in the Sciences
Biological Research (6 units of credit)
Thesis (2 units of credit)
Electives (12 units of credit)

Language requirements: N/A
Other requirements: No GRE required.

Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
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Last revised 21 Dec 2017