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Course SummaryTake Basic Genetics for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply toward your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging science video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your science teaching license with Basic Genetics for Teachers. Brush up on science topics so you can better teach genetics, biology, health and other life sciences. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in less than two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn genetics credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about inheritance and DNA mutation.
- Check your knowledge of things like pedigree analysis and comparative genomics with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert genetics instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the UExcel Genetics exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. UExcel credits are accepted by over 1,000 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Basic Genetics for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Science teachers who want to brush up on genetics
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging genetics videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a genetics unit or course
- Aspiring genetics teachers
Why It Works
- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make genetics easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert genetics instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review genetics terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn genetics credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Pathophysiology for Teachers, Microbiology for Teachers, and Anatomy and Physiology for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in genetics as well as anatomy, chemistry, physics, and other science topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Basic Genetics for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in a little more than a week. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Chapter||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||The Molecular and Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance (DNA, messenger RNA, mitosis, meiosis, asexual and sexual reproduction, cytokinesis)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Transmission/Mendelian Genetics (Mendel's laws, epistasis, chromosomal linkage, twin studies, genomic imprinting)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||Population Genetics and Evolution (theory of evolution, Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, speciation)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||Model Organisms and Developmental Genetics (non-vertebrate and vertebrate model organisms in research, drosophila development, knockout mice)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||DNA Damage, Mutation and Repair (point mutations, deletions, mutagens, DNA mismatch repair)|
|Day 6||Chapter 6||Human Genetics (research methods, genetics disorders, genetic diseases and conditions, prenatal testing)|
|Day 7||Chapter 7|
|Comparative Genomics (prokaryotes, eukaryotes, chromosome numbers)|
DNA Technology and Transgenic Organisms (genetic engineering, polymerase chain reactions, microarrays, GMOs)
|Day 8||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for genetics|
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