Insect Biology for Educators

Graduate Certificate Program Summary

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The Insect Biology for Educators Graduate Certificate is designed to provide continuing education for teachers and other educators in the biological sciences. Students will learn to implement inquiry-based lesson plans for the classrooms or workshops and can complete the certificate part time. Students who complete the program will be awarded a Certificate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

This certificate is for K-12 science educators who are interested in expanding their knowledge of biological science. Students in the Science for Educators concentration of the Master of Applied Science can also enhance their program of studies with this certificate.

Distance education opportunities

All required courses for this program can be completed online.
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This graduate certificate is offered by the Department of Entomology.

Graduate Chair

Dr. Tiffany Heng-Moss


Staff Contact

Jeri Cunningham


Faculty Contact

Assistant Professor

Amy Boren


Department Address

202 Entomology Hall

Lincoln NE 68583-0816

Application checklist and deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by the department for this certificate

Application deadline
Rolling admission; contact the department for more information.


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) (BIOS 885; NRES 802)
  • ENTO 802L: Identification of Aquatic Insects (1 cr) (BIOS 885L; NRES 802L)
  • ENTO 806: Insect Ecology (3 cr) (BIOS 406/806)
  • ENTO 810: Insects as Educational Tools for the Classroom (3 cr)
  • ENTO 991: Advanced Topics in Entomology (1 cr)
  • ENTO 991: Advanced Topics in Entomology (1 cr)
  • TEAC 842: Objectives and Methods of Science Teaching (3 cr)

More course information

The Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions and prerequisites, grouped by subject area.

The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors for courses being offered in current and near-future terms.

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