ESS 564: Biological Concepts for Educators


68809 (for web registration)




Michele Hood






Summer 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 6/5 - 6/6 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 6/12 (8:30AM-5:29PM)


Competency Areas: Cert – Required; EE; CB, EAO, IND & RMC – Elective
Required of and restricted to ES Science Teacher Certification students from April 14 – 28. Open to all students on April 29.
Prerequisite: Introductory Biology or permission of Director of Science Teacher Certification Program provided to the Registrar’s Office via Antioch email.

This course is designed for students who have already taken introductory biology as undergraduates. It is meant to review in greater depth the basic concepts of cellular biology and will be useful for pre-service middle and secondary life science teachers who would like to explore ways to make complex topics relevant to their students. The topics to be covered include cell structure and function, cellular energy, cell reproduction and differentiation, sexual reproduction and patterns of human inheritance, molecular genetics, and biotechnology. These topics will be taught in the context of contemporary issues such as cancer genetics, pre-natal screening, and stem cell research. Students will have opportunities to investigate cell processes in detail through model building and experimentation with living cells in the laboratory.