As part of Northern Michigan University’s newly created Master of Science in Post-Secondary Biology Education program, students take a mixture of advanced level biology and pedagogical courses, giving them the sound scientific foundation needed to effectively teach science.
This program is unique because higher education instructors seldom receive training in pedagogy and must often learn “on the job,” making job advancement a challenge. This program seeks to combine a graduate-level science curriculum with pedagogical training so graduates will be well prepared to compete for full-time community college instructional positions immediately upon graduation.
The program is also designed for those focused on gathering additional post-secondary educational expertise, including secondary teachers and students interested in eventually attaining a Ph.D for university teaching, but who would like to gain direct post-secondary instructional training to build their credentials.
- Teaching and inspiring
- Working with students
Dr. Donna Becker (e-mail)
Professor of Biology
2013 New Science Facility