Ongoing Walking Mountains Science Center + Online Program

This program is delivered in partnership with the Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, Colorado. If you are not already an admitted student, visit the program information and apply through WMSC.

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Program Coordinator

David Slykhuis
david.slykhuis@unco.edu
970-351-1214

Tuition

This is an Extended Campus program, which means a flat per-credit tuition rate for all students (in-state or out-of-state) and no student fees (they are incorporated into our flat tuition rate). Please note: certain courses may carry specific course fees for additional services and materials.

Program tuition for the 2022-23 academic year (which runs Fall, Spring, and Summer terms) is $583 per credit hour. Tuition for the 2023-24 academic year will be determined mid-June 2023.

For information about paying your bill, including UNC's BearPay monthly payment option, visit the Bursar's Office Your Bill page.

Please see below for information about Financial Aid & the UNC Student Health Insurance Program.

Upcoming Courses

Textbook requirements are available six weeks before each course begins. To find books for the courses you have registered for, go to Ursa and choose My Textbooks under the Student tab. Textbooks are also submitted to the UNC Bookstore, which is one option for you to purchase them.

Summer 2022

SCED 578-900 K-12 Science Inquiry (3)

CRN: 40683
Instructor: Christy Belardo

Location: Online
Dates: May 16 - Aug 7 Synchronous Sessions to be arranged

SCED 697-900 Action Research in Science Education III (1)

CRN: 40684
Instructor: Jaymee Squires

Location: Online
Dates: May 16 - Aug 7

SCED 678-900 Science Education Seminar (2)

CRN: 40685
Instructor: Jaymee Squires

Location: Online
Dates: May 16 - Aug 7

PSY 681-900 Learning and Instruction (3)

CRN: 40407
Instructor: Cassandra Bergstrom

Location: Online
Dates: May 16 - Aug 7

SRM 600-904 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)

CRN: 40614
Instructor: Fatimah Alebrahim

Location: Online
Dates: May 16 - Aug 7

Fall 2022

SCED 553-900 Program Design and Planning in Environmental Education (3)

CRN: 14998
Instructor: Chris Cohen

Location: Online
Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 9

SCED 695-900 Action Research in Science Education I (1)

CRN: 14999
Instructor: Jaymee Squires

Location: Online
Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 9

ECLD 602-900 Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners (3)

CRN: 14967
Instructor: TBD

Location: Online
Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 9

SRM 600-902 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)

CRN: 15006
Instructor: TBD

Location: Online
Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 9

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Financial Aid & Student Health Insurance

  • Financial Aid

    UNC Scholarships

    Information on timing and the application process.

    Federal Financial Aid

    Students who cannot pay for tuition alone are encouraged to apply for federal financial aid. Students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA priority filing date for each academic year (a Fall-Spring-Summer cycle which begins each August) is June 1, although the form is now available by October 1 of the previous year and requests tax information from the year prior. For example, the FAFSA form for aid for the 2022-23 school year is released on Oct. 1, 2021, and is based off of 2020 tax return information.

    Late submissions of the FAFSA are still accepted throughout the school year but you may not be considered for the maximum amount of aid. If the priority deadline has passed for the upcoming/current school year, we encourage you to apply for FAFSA consideration as soon as you enroll for your first courses. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to submit an application for the current academic year and an early/priority application for the following academic year.

    Master's degree students must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 credits per academic term for financial aid eligibility. Full time enrollment is based on 9 credits per term.

    To apply for federal financial aid assistance

    Fill out the FAFSA form at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

    For more specific help, contact the Office of Financial Aid: ofa@unco.edu, 970-351-4862 or via the UNC Financial Aid website.

    Students can also find helpful information such as the Guide to Federal Student Aid at https://studentaid.gov/resources. Most of the resources are available in English, Spanish, and Braille.

  • Student Health Insurance

    The University of Northern Colorado offers a Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) to all degree-seeking students who enroll in courses on our main UNC Campus, an Extended Campus Center, or Online.

    Degree-seeking graduate students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours will automatically receive this benefit each term. SHIP premiums will appear on your semester bill. If you have comparable insurance coverage, and do not want to be charged for SHIP coverage, you must opt out of this plan each Fall via an online waiver process.

    Please visit the UNC Student Health Insurance pages for more information about the insurance plan.

Previous Courses

View previous courses for this program delivery.

Spring 2022

SCED 551-900 History and Theory of Environmental Education (3)

CRN: 24728
Instructor: Carrie Anderson

Location: Online
Dates: Jan 10 - May 8

SCED 696-900 Action Research in Science Education II (1)

CRN: 24730
Instructor: Jaymee Squires

Location: Online
Dates: Jan 10 - May 8

SCED 605-900 Global Change (3) 

CRN: 24805
Instructor: Lucinda Shellito

Location: Online 
Dates: Jan 10 - May 6

Fall 2021

ECLD 602-900 Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners (3) 

CRN: 14855
Instructor: Dana Walker

Location: Online 
Dates: Aug 23 - Dec 12

SCED 695-900 Action Research in Science Education I (1) 

CRN: 14912
Instructor: Jaymee Squires

Location: Online 
Dates: Aug 23 - Dec 12

SCED 553-900 Program Design and Planning in Environmental Education (3)

CRN: 14985
Instructor: Chris Cohen

Location: Online
Dates: Aug 23 - Dec 10

Summer 2021

SCED 578-900 K-12 Science Inquiry (3) 

CRN: 40495
Instructor: Chris Cohen, Christina Belardo 

Location: Online 
Dates: June 7 - Aug 1

SCED 678-900 Science Education Seminar (2) 

CRN: 40496
Instructor: Jaimee Squires

Location: Online 
Dates: May 17 - Aug 6

SRM 600-903 Introduction to Graduate Research (3) 

CRN: 40580
Instructor: Chia Lin-Tsai

Location: Online 
Dates: May 17 - Aug 8

PSY 681-901 Learning and Instruction (3) 

CRN: 40755
Instructor: Cassendra Bergstrom

Location: Online 
Dates: June 7 - Aug 1 

Spring 2021

SCED 530-900 Laboratory, Field, and Studio Safety (1) 

CRN: 24725
Instructor: Byron Straw

Location: Online 
Dates: Jan 11 - March 7 

SCED 551-900 History and Theory of Environmental Education (3)

CRN: 24504
Instructor: Jaymee Squires

Location: Walking Mountains Science Center (Avon)/Online
Dates: Jan 11 - May 7

SCED 561-900 Using Controversial Biological Topics to Teach Nature of Science (3)

CRN: 24505
Instructor: Jennifer Parrish

Location: Online
Dates: Jan 11 - May 7

FALL 2020

SCED 553-900 Program Design and Planning in Environmental Education (3)

CRN: 15424
Instructor: Jaymee Squires

Location: Online
Dates: Aug 24 - Dec 13

SCED 521-900 Physics in Modern Medicine (3) 

CRN: 15109
Instructor: Zachary Armstrong 

Location: Online 
Dates: Aug 24 - Dec 11 

SUMMER 2020

SCED 678-900 Science Education Seminar (2) 

CRN: 40185
Instructor: Teresa Higgins

Location: Online 
Dates: May 18 - Aug 7 

SCED 697-901 Action Research in Science Education III (1) 

CRN: 40189
Instructor: Jaymee Squires

Location: Online 
Dates: May 18 - Aug 7

SCED 578-900 K-12 Science Inquiry (3) 

CRN: 40190
Instructor: Jaymee Squires

Location: Online 
Dates: June 8 - July 31 

Spring 2020

SCED 530-900 Laboratory, Field, and Studio Safety (1) 

CRN: 24765
Instructor: Zach Armstrong 

Location: Online 
Dates: Jan 13 - March 6 

SCED 695-900 Action Research in Science Education I (1) 

CRN: 24766 CANCELLED
Instructor: TBD 

Location: Online 
Dates: Jan 13 - May 8 

SCED 696-900 Action Research in Science Education II (1) 

CRN: 24767
Instructor: Jaymee Squires 

Location: Online 
Dates: Jan 13 - May 8 

SCED 697-900 Action Research in Science Education III (1) 

CRN: 24768 CANCELLED
Instructor: TBD

Location: Online 
Dates: Jan 13 - May 8 

SCED 605-900 Global Change (3) 

CRN: 24764
Instructor: Lucinda Shellito

Location: Online 
Dates: Jan 13 - May 8 

FALL 2019

SCED 695-900 Action Research in Science Education I (1) 

CRN: 15101
Instructor: Jaymee Squires 

Location: Online 
Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 13 

SCED 531-900 Teaching Chemistry for the Future (3) 

CRN: 11850
Instructor: Stefanie Barnett

Location: Online 
Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 13 

SUMMER 2019

SCED 678-900 Science Education Seminar (2)

CRN: 40489
Instructor: Jaymee Squires

Location: Online
Dates: May 13 - Aug 4

PSY 681-901 Learning and Instruction (3)

CRN: 40872
Instructor: Cassendra Bergstrom

Location: Online
Dates: Jun 3 - Aug 3

SPRING 2019

SCED 551-900 History and Theory of Environmental Education (3)

CRN: 24626
Instructor: Jaymee Squires

Location: Walking Mountains Science Center (Avon)/Online
Dates: Jan 7 - May 5

SCED 561-900 Using Controversial Biological Topics to Teach Nature of Science (3)

CRN: 21620
Instructor: Teresa Higgins

Location: Walking Mountains Science Center (Avon)/Online
Dates: Jan 7 - May 5

SCED 561-900 Syllabus

FALL 2018

SCED 553-900 Program Design and Planning in Environmental Education (3)

CRN: 14838
Instructor: Jaymee Squires

Location:Walking Mountains Science Center (Avon)/Online
Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 7