INSGC - Indiana Space Grant Consortium

Valparaiso Summer Stem Classes

Teachers participating in the Museum of Science and Industry’s science teacher education courses now can receive graduate credit from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind.

The new partnership provides more options to teachers interested in furthering their own education. Teachers can apply graduate credit toward a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership at Valparaiso University. In order to earn graduate academic credit at Valparaiso University, teachers pay a special discounted tuition for fall, winter and summer courses that range from three to five credits.

MSI science teacher education courses aim to improve the science achievement of students by better preparing their teachers. Participating teachers typically have little background in science and teach in high-needs schools in the Chicago area, including northwest Indiana. Each year, these teachers impact the science potential and opportunity of more than 5,000 students.


A few classes offered are

        ED 596-A (Environmental Science: Expedition Green) a 3 credit hour class and taught at Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL from July8-July 12.

        ED 593-A (Life Science: All About You) a 3 credit hour class that is taught at Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL from July 29-August 2.