Course Description


  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Enroll at any time.
  • You can complete your courses as fast as necessary but generally completion is within 4 to 5 months.
  • You must have earned a bachelor’s degree if registering for credit.

Course Objectives

Plants Inside and Out course allows teachers to learn at their own pace, on their own schedule, and from their own home or classroom. Plants Inside and Out course is a complete set of hands-on lessons centered on a single conceptual unit of instruction. By selecting to do Plants Inside and Out, the teacher can increase their science knowledge and improve their science curriculum at the same time because the teacher, as the purchaser, can use these lessons for their personal classroom use.

For the teacher to receive their credit, there is a list of assessment requirements. Think of these like a “menu” of learning enhancements designed to help the teacher become more proficient in a specific content area. This lets the professional take advantage of their personal learning skills and methods. But more importantly they can improve their student’s performance in real science learning. The number of professional development credits available (1, 2, or 3) is associated with the number of hours and work required to receive the credit. For example, if the elected/preferred number of credits is 3, teachers will be required to complete more lessons along with related assessments and summaries, totaling 45 hours of course work. Please see “Course at A Glance” document below for more information.

We highly encourage the trained professional to get their students involved in the research, the thinking, the learning, the experimentation, and especially the FUN of learning science in a “hands-on” approach. The teacher is encouraged to have their students become part of the process of science learning. These lessons are designed to do just that.

Intermediate is recommended for 3rd-8th grade teachers.

Registration Information

Step 1 - Choose your credit type:

a) Graduate level PDE credit (University of North Dakota) cannot be used for master/degree programs of study.

b) Noncredit/CEUs provides a record of completion (CEA)

Step 2 - Choose appropriate registration button below.

1, 2 or 3 Credits



Online Graduate Professional Development &
Continuing Education Credit Courses for Teachers

Cancellation Policy

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after registering for the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided. Please e-mail EA at to request to cancel your completed registration.