Jun 15-Aug 07, 2020
Credit: 3 graduate
Instructor(s): Joseph Bradshaw

Course Description

Registration begins on March 23rd - register for CRN 11223.
This exciting course is designed for elementary to high school teachers. The course provides an effective way to integrate instructional scientific strategies for teachers. Students will share cross-level instruction and constructive ideas. The goal of this course is to promote the study of insects and applications of insects. Teachers may use this eight-week course for their science professional development.

Meeting Place and Times

Teachers login to the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. It is necessary to connect at least 4 - 6 times per week to stay current and successfully complete this 3 credit course. Plan to spend 14-18 hours per week to complete the course requirements.


Joseph Bradshaw, MS.


Graduate standing; interest in science and insects

Target Audience

Elementary - High School science teachers interested in insects.

Time Commitment:

14-18 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.

Tuition and Fees

If you are accepted into a qualified online program, see the appropriate MSU Online Only Tuition and Fee table below:

  • Go to the Student Accounts page.
  • On the left navigation bar, click "Tuition & Fee Charts--Current & Historical."
  • Then click "Online Programs Only."
  • Click the link appropriate to your semester and status as a student.

If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.

Required Books/Materials

  • How to Know the Insects by Roger G. Bland and H.E. Jaques; WavelandPr Inc; 3 edition, May 1, 2010.
    ISBN-10: 1577666844
    This book can be purchased at for approximately $38.
    Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America by Kenn Kaufman and Eric Eaton, (2007)
    ISBN-10: 0618153101 approximately $16.00 on


  • Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration by Bert Holldobler and Edward O. Wilson, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press; First Edition (July 21, 1998);
    This book can be purchased at for approximately $18.
  • Insect Mythology by Gene Kritsky and Ron Cherry, Writers Club Press; 1st edition (December 18, 2000);
    ISBN: 0595150179
    This book can be purchased at for approximately $11.
  • Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects; by Amy Stewart, Algonquin Books, 2011,
    This book can be purchased at for approximately $11.
  • From Forestry Suppliers
    Heavy-Duty Sweep Net
    Approximately $37.

Computer Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.

This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.

For More Information

Contact Joe Bradshaw at for questions regarding course content, or Kelly Boyce at for questions about registration policies.

How to Register

You must be accepted as a student to Montana State University to take this course.

Learn how to apply.

After your application has been accepted, you will register via MSU's online registration system, MyInfo.

Registration requires a PIN number. Learn how to find your PIN.

Once you have your PIN, learn how to register through MyInfo.