Summertime science for teachers available at UNI

Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

Cherin Lee, UNI associate professor of science education, (319) 273-7357 or (319) 273-2499
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Summer 2005 professional development opportunities for teachers are still available at the University of Northern Iowa. Five short courses and two standard courses, all of which will be offered for graduate credit on the UNI campus, have openings.

A two-credit, 200-level graduate course, 'History, Philosophy and Nature of Science,' will be offered June 6-29 in late afternoon/evening. Part of the master's program core, the course examines the nature of science and major philosophical developments of science throughout history. During the six-week session, June 20-July 29, 'Fundamentals of Physics II,' a four-credit course, emphasizes a conceptual understanding of physical principles through group investigations and lab activities.

Four of the short courses, each one credit, are offered during the special June session. 'PRISMSï¾—Activities for High School Physics Teachers' and 'Studies in Biotechnology for Teachers' are scheduled for June 20-24. 'CRISTALï¾—Activities for High School Chemistry Teachers' and 'Studies in Modeling for High School Physics Teachers' will be given June 27-July 1.

'Studies in Molecular Biology for Science Teachers,' a three-credit course to be offered July 11-22, focuses on molecular cloning and DNA analysis.

To enroll in the courses offered through UNI Continuing Educationï¾—Studies in Biotechnology for Teachers, the CRISTAL workshop for high school chemistry teachers, and Studies in Molecular Biology for Science Teachersï¾—prospective students should request an enrollment form by calling 1-800-648-3864 or enroll on line at

For the other four courses, all offered through the UNI Office of the Registrar, students who have been admitted to UNI may access registration information at New students need to be admitted to UNI prior to enrolling and should see information available at An application for graduate study is available at