Certificate in Sustainability Education
(14 – 18 Credits)
Learn how to engage learners in non-formal and classroom settings by applying pedagogical tools, using the Wisconsin Standards for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability, and developing instructional materials.
Required Courses: 3- 7 cr.
- ES 102: Intro to Sust.bility or EGRT 113: Building a Sust. World (4 cr)
- ES 400: Certificate Capstone/Placement (0-3 cr; can be taken for 0 credits if student has an appropriate 1-3 credit internship/placement within their major).
Required Elementary Education Classes: (5 cr)
- Elem Ed 120 (1 cr): Teaching Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
- Elem Ed 125 (1 cr): Engaging in Citizen-Based Science
- Elem Ed 307 (1 cr): Clinical Experience 1a
- Elem Ed 308 (2 cr): Introduction to Instruction, Assessment, and the Diverse Learner (consent)
Additional Environmental Studies Classes (6 cr)
- ES 260: Environmental Science OR ES 261 Environment & Society OR ES 282: Environmental Humanities
- 3 credits of any upper-level Environmental Studies course
Certificate in Sustainability Education Learning Outcomes:
- Identify and describe multiple pedagogical methods and how they relate to theories of learning
- Identify and apply appropriate Wisconsin Standards for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability for lessons they design.
- Critically analyze instructional materials and offer suggestions for modifying existing lessons to engage learners in non-formal and classroom settings.