IMPACT Inquiry Masters Program Advancing Content for Teachers



IMPACT offers public school science teachers in grades 4-12 the opportunity to earn a Master of Science degree in Biology (Ecology track) within two years. It is one of only four programs funded nationally by the U.S. Department of Education. IMPACT provides scholarships to cover all financial costs, academic assistance, and professional support. IMPACT scholars begin in the summer of 2011 and graduate with a Master of Science degree in Biology in spring 2013 from The University of Toledo.

Designed for science teachers in grades 4-12

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IMPACT Student Learning

  • Develop, implement, and revise lessons on topics being studied for the Ohio Resource Center, which makes content more meaningful to students
  • Become a highly-qualified teacher
  • IMPACT Brochure [Click Here]

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IMPACT Your Science Content Knowledge

  • Study with UT science faculty and other masters and doctoral students
  • Increase content knowledge in biology and ecology
  • Gain new analytical skills
  • Develop inquiry-based teaching techniques and strategies
  • Work with DES and Science Education Faculty

       Dr. Daryl Moorhead (Lead Scientist), Systems Ecologist

       Dr. Hans Gottgens, Wetlands Ecologist

       Dr. Chris Mayer, Aquatic Ecologist

       Dr. Mike Weintraub, Soil Ecologist

       Dr. Charlene M. Czerniak (Lead Educator), Science Teacher Educator