Science Education - Institute for Science Instruction and Study, S.Y.C.

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Application Deadline

Students are accepted for the fall, spring and summer semesters. Applicants may complete up two courses (with advisement) as a non-matriculated student while in the application process.

Sixth Year Certificate Program — Institute for Science Instruction and Study (ISIS)

The Institute for the Study and Instruction of Science is offered as a sixth year program for secondary teachers of the sciences. Founded on a seminar and laboratory model, ISIS provides science teachers extensive interactions with practicing scientists. Current science in physics, biology, medicine, chemistry and other related areas is studied in depth over a two year continuum. Students are admitted by classes every two years and are to be recommended by their school superintendent. Outstanding scientists, including Nobel Laureates, meet at length with the participants both at SCSU and on site. Each student spends several weeks in a mentor-scientist study at the scientist's laboratory.

Enrollment is for a 30-credit program, which must be taken sequentially and completed within the two year period.

Program Sequence-30 Credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation.  

Program Requirements

SCE 630 - ISIS I - 3 credits
SCE 653 - ISIS II - 3 credits
SCE 640 - ISIS III - 9 credits
SCE 660 - ISIS IV - 3 credits
SCE 680 - ISIS V - 3 credits
SCE 670 - ISIS VI - 9 credits