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Environmental Education Postbaccalaureate Certificate

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  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2021
  • Length of program in credits: 12 to 13
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Certificate in Environmental Education
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
This post-baccalaureate certificate is designed primarily for teachers and interpretive naturalists, but is open to anyone with a bachelor's degree and an interest in pursuing a career as an environmental educator. The certificate emphasizes interpretive skills in the natural sciences, education on environmental issues, and helping people recognize and solve potential environmental problems. Three main areas of concentration are education, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 2.50.
Admission to the program is generally approved for students who have successfully completed a bachelor's degree and have satisfactorily completed at least 70 percent of college courses attempted.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Required Coursework (12 cr)
Take the following courses. ENED 5991 must be taken for 3 credits if selected.
ENED 5163 - Outdoor Education Methods (3.0 cr)
ENED 5165 - Theories and Models in Outdoor Education (2.0 cr)
ENED 5850 - Classroom Applications (2.0 cr)
ENED 5325 - Sustainability Issues Investigation (2.0 cr)
or ENED 5855 - Programming for School Systems (3.0 cr)
or TRES 5100 - Foundations of Indigenous Environmental Systems and Worldviews (Bioregionalism) (3.0 cr)
ENED 5343 - Advanced Field Interpretive Techniques (3.0 cr)
or ENED 5991 - Independent Study (1.0-6.0 cr)
 
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ENED 5163 - Outdoor Education Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Methods and theoretical basis for teaching outdoor education. Emphasis on application at outdoor sites. Weekend experience at a regional nature center required prereq: MEd candidate or instructor consent
ENED 5165 - Theories and Models in Outdoor Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of theoretical foundations of outdoor education. Definitions of terms related to outdoor education, historical antecedents, future adventure education, social and psychological benefits of outdoor education. prereq: instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for Educ 5165
ENED 5850 - Classroom Applications
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Understanding the formal classroom environment: scope and sequence, management, assessment, and standards for applications pertinent to audience and setting in environmental education. prereq: MEd candidate or instructor consent
ENED 5325 - Sustainability Issues Investigation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
The study of resolving environmental problems that affect sustainability. This includes issue identification; building an effective team of investigators; and, study of the issue to the point of making recommendations to resolve the issue of sustainability management and education.
ENED 5855 - Programming for School Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
The relationship between environmental education and the formal school system (P-12) will be examined. Instructional approaches that use the environment as a context for helping students develop essential content and skills in the core academic disciplines will be emphasized. prereq: 5850, Educ 5850 or instructor consent
TRES 5100 - Foundations of Indigenous Environmental Systems and Worldviews (Bioregionalism)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This introductory course explores environmental resources, practices, and stewardship from tribal perspectives. A variety of instructional experiences including sharing circles, guest lectures and field study introduce students to related Indigenous knowledge, management systems and stewardship practices. The current needs of tribal communities are examined through studying the idea of Native scholars, traditional teachers and environmental activists. pre-req: admission to MTRES program or instructor consent
ENED 5343 - Advanced Field Interpretive Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Techniques and methods used to interpret the natural and cultural history of unique field sites; For example, Isle Royale National Park. Specific, in-depth topics of natural and cultural history will be emphasized. Techniques for field site investigation and field based interpretation as an educational approach will be investigated. prereq: ENED 3341 or ENED 3342 or instructor consent
ENED 5991 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed independent study or projects in a particular area of interest. Approved degree program plan should be completed before course is taken by graduate students. prereq: Certificate or Masters Environmental Education student, instructor consent