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Institute for Advancement of Science Teachers

The Institute for the Advancement of Science Teachers, in partnership with UC San Diego Extension, offers online courses, certificates and state-approved credentials integral to the professional development and growth of k-12 science teachers.

The Institute is designed to prepare current and future science educators for the challenges they face in the modern day classroom. These course offerings will be available on campus, online, and in hybrid forms, giving teachers the flexibility in how to pursue their educational and professional goals.

Course Offerings

Cell Biology and Physiology CSET Preparation

Genetics CSET Preparation

Ecology CSET Preparation

Who should attend?

These courses are designed for the K-12 California teachers preparing to take the CSET Biology/Life Science Exam.

Advisory Board

Chris Armour – Teaching Professor, Neurobiology
Kathy French – Teaching Professor, Neurobiology
Nigel Crawford – Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology
Jim Wilhelm – Associate Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology
Josh Kohn – Professor & Chair, Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution
Lakshmi Chilukuri – Teaching Professor, Molecular Biology
Heather Henter – Academic Coordinator, Undergraduate Education, UCSD Natural Reserves System


 For more information, please contact:

Felicia Murray

UC San Diego Extension, Program Representative
(858) 534-9353