Program Summary

The two-year program is designed to fit the schedules of working teachers. It will consist of two summer institutes, three weeks each, in residence at Washington University in St. Louis. The remaining coursework during the academic years will be completed online. Summer housing is available for out-of-town students and included in the cost of the program.


Teachers in the program continue working together throughout the summer and online courses, meeting at the Texas Graduate Center or by using social media to develop a professional networking group.


Official transcirpts of all previous college work must be submitted with your application. (Undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate work and degrees granted.




  • Earn a Master of Science in Biology from Washington University in two years while continuing to work at your current job.


  • Learn from top life science faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, one of the most prominent research universities in the country.


  • Gain skills to build your department as a team and acquire nationwide contacts with colleagues who are working to strengthen biology education.


  • Spend two three-week summer sessions at Washington University's main campus in St. Louis, participating in courses with renowned faculty. Housing and on-campus meals are included in the program cost.


  • Participate in professional networks to keep in touch with colleagues and to provide support when writing papers and conference proposals.


  • Develop leadership skills for curriculum innovation on the district, local and national levels.


Master in Biology for Educators

Washington University – St. Louis