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The Insect Biology for Educators Certificate is a 13 credit hour program. To earn the certificate, participants must first be admitted to the program and then complete the six designated courses.
ENTO 802 - Aquatic Insects (2 cr)
Crosslisted as BIOS 885, NRES 802.
Prerequisite: 12 hrs biological sciences or permission.
This course explores the biology and ecology of aquatic insects.
ENTO 802L - Identification of Aquatic Insects (1 cr)
Crosslisted as BIOS 885L, NRES 802L.
Prerequisite: Must be taken parallel with ENTO 802.
This is the lab for ENTO 802, it covers identification of aquatic insects to the family level.
ENTO 806 - Insect Ecology (3 cr)
Crosslisted as BIOS 406/806.
Prerequisite: NRES/BIOS 220 and 222.
This course covers the interrelationships of the biotic and abiotic factors as they influence insect development, behavior, distribution, and abundance.
ENTO 810 - Insects as Educational Tools for the Classroom (3 cr)
Prerequisite: Introductory entomology course or permission.
This course integrates the study of insects into the classroom to enhance science education and covers insect diversity, insect structure and function, insect ecology and behavior, and the beneficial and detrimental roles of insects.
ENTO 991 - Advanced Topics in Entomology (1 cr)
This course offers advanced study of selected topics not presented in established courses.
TEAC 842 - Objectives and Methods of Science Teaching (3 cr)
The development of objectives, course offerings, and organization of subject matter and methods of instruction in science courses is coved in this class as well as current national science education curriculum trends.