Graduate Environmental Education Endorsement Program
The Environmental Education Endorsement Program is for teachers and others working in environmentally-related jobs. The P-12 endorsement program helps bridge the gap between academics and practical application.┬á This 12 credit hour course of study may be taken for professional development or be applied toward a Teacher Leader Master of Arts or Rank One in School Improvement Master of Arts degree. Individual courses may also be taken as electives without doing the entire 12 hour program.
There are two required core courses in which all North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE) standards and guidelines are met at least once. Participants may then choose from several electives for their other two courses, including ones in Environmental Science and English.
Other elements of the program include environmental ethics, nature writing and journaling, social justice and service learning to help cultivate a deeper understanding of diversity, culture, and justice in the context of the larger life community, and training in the implementation of the Kentucky Environmental Literacy Plan (KELP) for public schools .
Online and blended courses provide convenient and flexible options. The interdisciplinary project-based courses are designed to cultivate environmental literacy across the curriculum in both formal and informal settings.
Dr. Emily DeMoor