Online Master’s Degree Program
Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Informal Science Education
FALL 2014 (Online)
- Current Issues & Research in Informal Science Education
- Nature of Informal Science Education
- Human Development in Education
- Learning Theories and Curriculum Models in Informal Science Education
- Assessing Learning in Informal Science Settings
- Action Research I
SUMMER I (Online)
- Action Research II
- Creativity in the Classroom
SUMMER II – At the Houston Zoo
- Informal Science Education Internship About Diverse Audiences: Communication, Instruction, and Evaluation
- Informal Science Education Internship: Current Trends in Technology
- Directed Research
Houston Zoo Staff
The Houston Zoo staff are well known in the zoo industry for their support and development of conservation, education, and professional development programs. Throughout this course, students will be engaging with a variety of staff from different departments, who are known leaders in their fields of expertise. Many have years of experience in the zoo industry, informal science education, and sit on committees with their peers from around the world within the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. For more information on courses conducted at the Houston Zoo, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ready to Apply?
Applying for admission to graduate school at Texas Tech is a two-part process. The first part is applying to The Graduate School. With this application you will need to make sure to have your transcripts sent to Texas Tech, along with the $100 application fee.
Step 1: Apply to the Graduate School on the Texas Tech website:
Once that step has been completed, you will be about to apply for admission to the College of Education at Texas Tech. A list of required application materials as well as the online application can be found on the Texas Tech website.
The online application requires you to log on with your “eRaider” id and password. If you have not received your eRaider information, please contact the Texas Tech Graduate School at 806-742-2781 or via e-mail at email@example.com
Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Research
Texas Tech University
College of Education
Lubbock, Texas 79409
For additional course information and to register, please contact Dr. Patricia Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or (806) 742-1997 x316.
Texas Tech University Faculty
Dr. Patricia Patrick
Dr. Patricia Patrick is an assistant professor in the College of Education at Texas Tech University, and has worked with undergraduate and graduate pre-service science teachers for seven years. She has taught environmental science in the public schools for 12 years. Her research includes informal science education, environmental science education and mental representations. She has published Zoo Talk, which is built on the premise that zoos, their staff and exhibits, and visitors speak distinct languages. She has published 14 peer reviewed papers, presented 30 papers, and given over 30 science workshops for science teachers at various state and national conferences.
Your summer just got wild! Using the Houston Zoo as a 55-acre classroom, Texas Tech University, in conjunction with the Houston Zoo’s Education Department, has developed a course to provide graduate students with an understanding of informal science education (ISE) instructional strategies through studies of how to communicate science and the research that is carried out at ISEs around the world.