Evolutionary Biology for Educators will focus on the processes and patterns of evolution. Students will study the four mechanisms of evolutionary change and understand how that change appears as adaptations and species composing the world’s biodiversity. Students will understand how evolution underpins the biological sciences. Readings from a variety of sources will augment the text and online lectures. The goal will be to develop ways to convey this information to secondary students in ways that make it accessible and interesting.
Students who do not meet the prerequisite and would like to take this course for professional development or the Advanced Science Instruction certificate should contact Patricia Spears-Taff in the OnlinePlus office.
This course can be applied towards:
Admission to Master of Natural Sciences Education (M.N.S.E.) degree program.
Students who do not meet the degree prerequisites can still take this popular course as part of our Advanced Science Instruction certificate or as professional development. Please contact Mike Macklin at (970) 491-7583 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Dale R. Lockwood
Dr. Lockwood has been teaching evolution for a number of years. Besides teaching evolution, he teaches or has taught introductory biology, ecology, population genetics, global sustainability, mathematical biology, and various undergraduate math classes. Dr. Lockwood’s research includes marine population dynamics; ecological genetics and how these influence ex situ conservation; the population dynamics of rangeland grasshoppers; and the philosophy of the science of ecology. He has also been involved in satellite systems from design to on-orbit operations.