Bozeman, MT
Jul 06-Jul 10, 2015
Credit: 3 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $915.50
Instructor(s): Peggy Taylor

Restricted to students in Masters of Science in Science Education

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Course Description

Each Master of Science in Science Education (MSSE) student, under the guidance of her or his graduate committee, identifies and completes a science education capstone project. Each project is designed to provide experience and information that aids our understanding of science teaching-learning or science curriculum. The capstone project topic is identified during the student's graduate program and relates to science education in the student's educational setting or provides the student with a science research experience that can be connected to the student’s educational setting. The capstone project links multiple courses in the student's program of study in both the core and science content areas. A student begins the capstone in the fall of the final year by submitting a brief proposal to his/her advisors.

The results of each student's capstone project are summarized in a written, professional paper completed by mid-term of the final summer session. In addition, during the final summer session of a student's graduate program each student presents their capstone project to their committee, their classmates, and other interested persons at the Symposium in Science Education.

Meeting Place and Times

MTWRS 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Reid Hall, Rooms 101, 102


Peggy Taylor, EdD. As a graduate of the MSSE (1st Cohort) and CLTW programs at Montana State University, Peggy is very familiar with this institution and the MSSE program.  Her doctoral program involved designing and implementing a distance induction program for beginning teachers of science and mathematics. She has a strong undergraduate background in biology and chemistry and her teaching experience spans levels from elementary to graduate education. The majority of her twelve years of K-12 teaching experience was at the high school level and she taught most science disciplines including biology, human biology, anatomy/physiology, AP biology, chemistry, AP chemistry, and physical science. Before accepting the Director’s position for MSSE, she was the program coordinator for the Alternative Licensure Program at San Juan College where she worked in recruiting, admitting, advising, and guiding teacher candidates in the program.

Target Audience

Restricted to summer 2015 MSSE graduate candidates ONLY!

Tuition and Fees

 Program Fee $105.50
 Computer Fee$10.50
 Distributed Learning Fee$0.00

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.

Required Books/Materials

  • No required book.

For More Information

contact Diana Paterson at or 406-994-5679.

How to Register

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