Mar 14-Apr 22, 2016
Credit: 1 graduate
Instructor(s): Suzanna Soileau
Course DescriptionCRN 34838
This is an exciting 6-week online course, directed toward K-6 elementary school teachers who want to understand the science of "dirt." This includes conversing with your instructor and classmates in weekly online discussions. The focus will be on basic soil physical properties and processes.
The specific goals of this course are:
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 1 credit course.
Instructor(s)Suzanna Soileau, ME. Suzanna spent seven years as the Education Coordinator and Water Quality Research Associate for the Montana State University Extension Water Quality Program. She is currently an Outreach Physical Scientist with the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center in Bozeman, Montana. The primary focus of her work is in relaying technical scientific information in a manner that enables non-science audiences to gain sound, science-based knowledge, as well as develop and deliver online water quality and soil science courses for teachers and professional practitioners. Suzanna received her bachelor's degree in Earth Sciences at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and her master's degree in Education at MSU.
PrerequisitesBachelor's degree, experience teaching hands-on science.
Target AudienceThis course is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who teach science in their classrooms.
Time Commitment:6-8 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, please see the MSU Online Only Tuition and Fees (PDF) table.
If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.
This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.
For More Information
For more information contact Lisa Brown at Lisa.Brown@montana.edu
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.