Jan 20-Apr 24, 2015
Credit: 3 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $915.50
Instructor(s): John Graves, Walter Woolbaugh and Eric Brunsell
Restricted to students in Masters of Science in Science Education
Course DescriptionA course in the design of classroom-based educational research for practicing teachers. Students will learn the basis of action research in professional development, conduct a pilot action research study in their classroom and construct a full action research proposal based on their individual interests and teaching situation.
MSSE is running four sections of this course taught by four different instructors. You will be assigned to the same instructor you took EDCI 504 from.
Meeting Place and Times
Teachers log into the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. It is necessary to connect at least 4 - 6 times per week and spend 9 - 12 hours each week while the course is in session, either online or offline working on course related assignments, to stay current and successfully complete this 3 credit graduate course.
Instructor(s)John Graves, EdD. is a core Professor in the Master of Science in Science Education program at Montana State University-Bozeman, with over 30 years experience in public school science teaching. His on-line teaching experience includes Evaluation and Measurement in Education, Action Research, Math Modeling, Environmental Education, Environmental Microbiology, Teaching Science Inquiry and Construction of Curriculum. John has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, was awarded the CIBA-GEIGY Exemplary Elementary Science Teaching Award and was a 2005 recipient of a Toyota TAPESTRY grant for nearly $10,000 to implement handheld computers (PalmPilots) in his middle school science class.
Walter Woolbaugh, EdD. Intercollege Programs for Science Education, Montana State University
Eric Brunsell, EdD. Intercollege Programs for Science Education, Montana State University
PrerequisitesGraduate standing in the Master of Science in Science Education program.
Time Commitment:9-12 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
A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.
The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.
A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).
To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.
You can order the texts through the Montana State University Bookstore at 1-888-247-2546. Ask to speak with the Textbook Department. It will expedite your order if you tell the sales representative:
The texts may also be available from other sources.
This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.
For More Information
contact Diana Paterson at email@example.com or 406-994-5679.
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