IMPACT Inquiry Masters Program Advancing Content for Teachers

IMPACT Your Career Potential

Increase your salary scale with a master’s degree in field

Request an additional teaching area on your Ohio teaching license

Join leadership of SECO (Science Education Council of Ohio)

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IMPACT offers area 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.

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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


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


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