2020 UCCS Department of Biology Teacher Mentor Program


2020 UCCS Department of Biology Teacher Mentor Program

Featuring UCCS Professor, Margaret Gaddis, PH.D. 

The UCCS Biology Teacher Mentor Program is designed to train select Colorado high school teachers in UCCS Biology course pedagogy and material. The program allows trained teachers to be the Teacher Mentors for students at their high schools who wish to participate in a UCCS online Biology course in the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semester. Students will be enrolled with students from other high schools all over Colorado.

Summer 2020 Online Training:








BIOL 1000/1060 - Biology in the Modern World with Lab

June 17-19

W: 8:30-10am

TH: 2:30-4pm

F: 8:30-10am

1 CEU =  10 Contact Hours






Teacher Mentor expectations:
High School Administrators expectations:
UCCS faculty and administration expectations:


Fall or Spring UCCS Online Biology courses for high school students: 

Fall 2020: August 24 - December 19 (student recommendation form deadline August 20)

Spring 2021: January 19 - May 15 (student recommendation form deadline December 15)

  • Space is limited, student recommendations will be reviewed in the order they are received.

  • Tuition/fees are $550 per course with lab (4 credits)


BIOL 1000: Biology in the Modern World (3 credits)

Designed for the nonmajor. The introductory principles of biology stressing the relationships between man and the environment. Concepts include heredity, evolution, genetics, nutrition, physiology, and ecology. Explore-Physical and Natural World. GT-SC2. To be taken with BIOL 1060 to satisfy the LAS laboratory requirement. 


BIOL 1060: Introductory Biology Laboratory (1 credit)

May be taken in conjunction with BIOL 1000 to satisfy the LAS science requirement and lab requirement. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Physical and Natural World. GT-SC1.



How to Apply

Fill out the application for the UCCS Political Science Teacher Mentor Program.  The program is limited to 25 participants, applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.



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