Sponsored by an interdisciplinary committee comprised of faculty from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Education, and Anthropology, Geography, and Earth Science, the certification in environmental education prepares teacher-educators to develop and implement in-school and outdoor education about the environment at both elementary and secondary levels.
The Environmental Education Program is for non-degree certification only. It may be combined as a dual certification with one of the following areas: biology, earth and space science, chemistry, or general science. The total semester hours needed to complete a dual certification program varies.
Graduate students in some areas may also complete, concurrent with their master's program, the certification program by selecting appropriate courses by advisement. Application for admission to the program is through the chair, College of Education and Human Services. Graduate application for admission is through Graduate Studies.
The required courses in the non-degree, certification only, program are as follows:
Education (21 credits):
ED 110, 122, 225, 327, 329, 417, and SPED 418, 441, 442.
Science Foundations (31 credits):
BIOL 155, 165, 156, 166, CHEM 153, 163, 154, 164, PH 251 or 252, ES 150 and 280.
Education About the Environment Specialization (15 credits):
GEOG 115, ES 260, 270, BIOL 202, and BIOL/ES 476.
Professional Core (15 credits):
ED 403, 424, and 426.
Math Proficiency (3 credits):