Learning Plant Science


June 5 – August 11, 2017

(course offered summer of odd-numbered years)

Professional Certificate

One Unit


Donald Lee 


Noncredit Professional Development


Module combines learning about plant biology with the practice of teaching plant science in the classroom and beyond. Participants will master basic plant biology concepts for use in developing educational lesson plans and integrating the plans into science curricula. While the session is geared towards science educators, the content will also greatly benefit agribusiness and horticultural professionals who want to improve their skills in presenting and explaining basic plant science concepts.


Internet / Blackboard


High-speed Internet access, email, an updated browser and ability to view videos.


None. All materials will be available via the Internet / Canvas.


Breeding & Genetics certificate learners should be admitted to the certificate program.


Noncredit Professional Development Module: $270 total cost for 1 unit.

Who it's for

Among those who would benefit from taking this session are:

  • Plant Breeding & Genetics Certificate Learners
  • Extension educators, agents and specialists
  • Agronomists and crop consultants
  • Agribusiness professionals engaged in marketing, sales or training
  • Government officials and community leaders
  • Anyone interested in plant science and learning how to communicate about plant science to students, clients and laypeople.