Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) Short Courses
Shippensburg University is pleased to offer one (1) graduate credit to individuals who have successfully completed the National Science Teachers Association’s online short course “Moving Toward NGSS: Connecting Science to Common Core with Picture-Perfect Science Lessons."
Description and Requirements
One (1) graduate credit may be earned through Shippensburg University for the course EDU496 Moving Toward NGSS: Connecting Science to Common Core with Picture-Perfect Science Lessons. Course grading will be done on a pass/fail basis. To earn one (1)
graduate credit, individuals must complete the following two requirements:
- Participate in the NSTA online short course “
Moving Toward NGSS: Connecting Science to Common Core with Picture-Perfect Science Lessons” and complete all required components.
- Submit the following materials to Shippensburg University within two weeks of the completion of the course (May 23, 2014):
- Documentation that you have completed the online short course: a copy of the certificate you received from NSTA. NSTA certificates appear in the “
my PD Records and Certificate” page in the Learning Center. (Note: You must be logged into the NSTA Learning Center to see your certificates.)
- A 500 word implementation paper that describes how you will implement the Next Generation Science Standards and the strategies gained through the online short course.
Students should use the NSTA Learning Center’s PD Plan and Portfolio Tool to create a final report containing the implementation paper and certificate. The final report should be submitted via email to Shippensburg University’s Office of Professional,
Continuing, and Distance Education at
firstname.lastname@example.org by May 23, 2014. For more information on the PD Plan and Portfolio Tool, watch this
video(you must be logged in before clicking this link). For step-by-step guidance on using the tool, explore this
how-to guide. If you need additional help with the Learning Center, please contact the learning center help desk at
Registration Information and Costs
Individuals wishing to earn one (1) graduate credit through Shippensburg University for the course EDU496 Moving Toward NGSS: Connecting Science to Common Core with Picture-Perfect Science Lessons MUST COMPLETE TWO SEPARATE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT STEPS:
FIRST, REGISTER WITH NSTA: Individuals should register with NSTA directly for the online short course Moving Toward NGSS: Connecting Science to Common Core with Picture-Perfect Science Lessons. Registration is available at:
SECOND, REGISTER WITH SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY: Individuals should register directly with Shippensburg University for EDU496 (1 graduate credit).
||Spring 2014Class |
||April 21 - May 2, 2014 |
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Class Ends (final report with certificate and 500 word implementation paper due to Shippensburg University by this date)
|May 9, 2014 |
The total cost for the Shippensburg University course is $165. This includes a $15 application fee due with the university’s non-degree application, and $150 for 1 graduate credit due after registration in the EDU496 class).
To initiate the registration process with Shippensburg University, send an email to
that includes: 1) “NSTA SHORT COURSE” in the subject line of
your email, 2) your name, 3) your email address, 4) your
daytime phone number. Once your email has been received by Shippensburg University, you will receive a detailed set of directions to complete the non-degree application process. After your application has been processed and we have registered you for the
course, you will receive directions for the next required steps, which will include activation of your SU email address and payment for the course.
Students will be awarded a final grade (on a pass/fail basis) in EDU496 from Shippensburg University once a faculty member evaluates the student's final report containing the NSTA certificate and 500 word implementation paper. Students may request an
official transcript from Shippensburg University at
http://www.ship.edu/Registrar/Requesting_Transcripts. A $3.00 charge per transcript will be assessed for any requests totaling more than 3.
For questions about this course, contact Shippensburg University’s Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education at