Certificate Requirements

The Certificate in Biotechnology Education incorporates the fundamental and emerging ideas in biology and biotechnology, as well as issues related to teaching and learning of bioscience at the middle and high school levels. Middle and secondary teachers, as well as curriculum and instructional leaders, will strengthen their own content knowledge and pedagogic techniques in bioscience, and develop ways to teach bioscience effectively in their classrooms. This Certificate consists of five graduate-level courses. The courses emphasize inquiry-oriented approaches and integrating technology in bioscience education.

Moreover, teachers will analyze recent research on bioscience education, reflect on their learning and practice, and develop teaching tools and assessment strategies to engage students in bioscience-related problems and inquiries.

Students who complete the Certificate in Biotechnology Education are eligible to count three science course credits toward a Master of Science in Biotechnology in Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs.

 

Required Courses

410.303 Foundations of Bioscience

410.601 Biochemistry

410.602 Molecular Biology

410.800 Independent Research Project in Biotechnology

(formerly ED410.731 Bioscience Education)

 

At least one laboratory course

410.652 Cell Culture Techniques

410.656 Recombinant DNA Laboratory

410.658 Biodefense and Infectious Disease Laboratory Methods

410.660 Immunological Techniques in Biotechnology

 

Students requiring hands-on laboratory skills must enroll in our laboratory courses offered at the Homewood and Montgomery County campuses. Laboratory courses are not offered online.