Online Teacher Academy

Julie Larsen Maher©WCS

WCS's Professional Development Department invites K-12 educators to take a walk on the wild side. Whether teaching for schools or non-traditional settings, our Online Teacher Academy offers something for every teacher!

WCS's award-winning Online Teacher Academy is pleased to offer a variety of learning experiences to suit your needs and interests. Our courses conveniently enhance your understanding of the living world and revitalize your love for nature and science. Entirely online, these six-week courses provide unique opportunities to examine the life sciences of zoology, ecology and conservation, through topics including predators, marine biology, habitat ecology, and climate connections.

Realizing it's not just what we teach, but how we teach it, our courses elaborate on effective science education practices. Pedagogical studies will better equip you to facilitate scientific learning and promote STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs and curriculum.

  • Enhance your teaching and use of technology in the classroom
  • Learn from virtual and interactive simulations, videos, and presentations from WCS scientists
  • Interact with educators around the world
  • Graduate credits available
  • Receive excellent, ready-to-use education resources
We are currently not offering any courses. Check back soon for exciting new announcements about our online programming!

Registration Details 


Scholarship Opportunities in Science Education
NSF Scholarship Opportunity  
Committed to teaching science? See here for more details

Related Links

Online learning's not your thing?

Come to the zoo instead! We've just posted our Current Offerings. Check out the list and mark your calendar today!


Sign up to get interesting news and updates delivered to your inbox.