Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Certificate in Environmental Education

The certificate in environmental education is designed for teachers, scientists, public officials, consultants, field naturalists, environmental interpreters, and others having responsibility for educating or informing people about the environment.

The certificate is awarded after the successful completion of 18-credit hours of coursework with a minimum grade of C- or better. Up to 8 prior credits may be applied toward the certificate program. 

 

Required Courses Credits
ESP 445/ESP 545 Environmental Education and Interpretation 3
ESP 400 Internship (with an environmental education/interpretation host) 3
   
Choose one
 
EDU 501 Secondary Science Methods 3
EDU 552 Teaching Science K-8 3
ESP 542 Environmental Science: Concepts and Strategies for Teachers 3
HRD 200 Multicultural Human Development 3
   
Electives  
Choose from ESP offerings to complete the credit requirements. 9

Candidates must apply to the chairperson of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, be assigned an advisor, and have their course of study approved by the department. Admission is open to undergraduates and graduates. Application for Certificate Enrollment. 

Students should take courses based on availability. Appropriate substitute courses may be approved by the department.

Naturalist

Environmental interpreter

Non-formal environmental educator

Teacher