Sep 09-Nov 01, 2019
Credit: 1 graduate
Instructor(s): Joseph Bradshaw

Course Description

Registration begins on March 25th - please register for CRN 25466-BIOE 536 or 25465-BIOE 435.
This course is designed for all teachers. In this exciting course, you will be introduced to fundamental ecology concepts that result in the change of ecosystems. Each week you will be working on engaging ecology activities that can be incorporated into the classroom. You will generate a leaf collection. Perform a mark-recapture investigation of small macroinvertebrates. Carry out a bioassay to evaluate the influences of pollution. Identify invasive species in your local ecosystem and determine the stability and change of bird patterns using data sets from local ecosystems.

Meeting Place and Times

Teachers will login to the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. It is necessary to spend at least 5-8 hours per week completing course requirements to stay current and successfully complete this 1 graduate credit course.


Joseph Bradshaw, MS.


Bachelors degree and a general science methods course

Target Audience

In-service K-12 teachers

Time Commitment:

5-8 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, see the appropriate MSU Online Only Tuition and Fee table below:

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

Required Books/Materials

  • 1 package of radish seeds. Find locally in your town for approximately $2.50.

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.

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