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Life Sciences Dual Credit Teaching Certificate

UIndy's life sciences dual credit teaching certificate program is specifically designed to address the needs of Indiana teachers who wish to teach dual credit in the life sciences. The certificate can be completed as part of the Master of Science in Life Sciences program or the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction program.


This program is completed through a series of three 6-hour intensive summer sessions to be offered in 2016, 2017 and 2018. 


Tuition for this program for the 2017-18 academic year is $508 per credit hour and is applicable to both face-to-face and online courses. Get information about financial aid for graduate students ►

Program requirements & courses

Dual credit courses for each summer session are listed below. You must be enrolled in both courses concurrently for each session. Courses are a combination of lecture, discussion of readings, and laboratory and field activities. We will explore important principles of evolution and ecology in context of living (or extinct) organisms.

As part of each summer session, teachers will have the option to take a 1-credit capstone course (BIOL 599 Independent Study in Biology) that involves supervised curricular development. This curricular development may be completed at the teacher's pace with feedback from UIndy faculty. In 2016, this additional credit will be subsidized by a grant from the Scientech Foundation.  

Summer 2016 (6 hours)

BIOL 562 - Topics in Evolution (diversity and evolution of selected taxa)
BIOL 563 - Topics in Ecology (ecology and adaptation of selected taxa)

Summer 2017 (6 hours)

BIOL 560 - Topics in Anatomy: Human and Comparative Anatomy
BIOL 561 - Topics in Physiology: Human and Comparative Physiology

Summer 2018 (6 hours)

BIOL 561 - Topics in Physiology: Cellular Biology and Genetics
BIOL 565 - Topics in Systematics: Microbiology