Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Master of Arts (MA) in Biology, Miami Universitys Project Dragonfly has partnered with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) to expand AZAs professional development opportunities. Several of Dragonflys graduate courses count toward earning a Certificate in AZAs Professional Development Program.
The Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) offers a ground-breaking master's degree that combines web-based graduate courses through Miami University with face-to-face experiential and field study at some of the nation's premiere community learning institutions. AIP students are able to share ideas with peers and faculty nationally, while also working directly through their AIP Master Institution to improve local communities through shared investigation and action. The AIP enables students to join an unprecedented national network of leading institutions committed to social and ecological change. Students learn to use inquiry not only as a method for integrated learning, but as a basic tool for co-creating a better and more sustainable future. AIP Master's candidates also have the option to integrate international field study into their coursework by choosing from Earth Expeditions courses in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas (7 credits from Earth Expeditions courses can count toward the AIP Master's degree).
The AIP is based on the principle that education should extend beyond the classroom, and that students should make a difference--not just after graduation, but now, as a basic function of education itself. The AIP curriculum provides real-world experiences that advance district, state, and national educational standards through research-based practices for student achievement in core content areas. The AIP builds on the participatory education approaches of Miami University's Project Dragonfly, which reaches millions of people each year through inquiry-driven programs, public exhibits, and graduate courses worldwide. AIP Master's students practice the skills of investigation, critical reflection, leadership, and collaboration required to effectively address the vital issues of our time.
Project Dragonfly is a program within Miami University's Department of Biology. Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
International Student Requirements:
International students may apply to the AIP; applicants needing an F-1 visa will not be admissible.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 35
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Fringe Town
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999