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.  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.

ESL Program Model

Are you bothered by your lack of professional preparation for serving English Language Learners?

Are you interested in being a more effective teacher for this student population?

At Georgetown College, we can help you in your advocacy and quest for professional preparation for teaching ESL students.  We have six different avenues to reach your goals and to get the most benefit for your career.  All you need to do is to decide if you want to work towards additional state certification or if you want to earn skills.  Here are your choices:

ESL Program Model

NCATE Accreditation Visit: Call for Third Party Comments

The Education Department at Georgetown College is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in October of 2013. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party’s relationship to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written comments no later than July 26, 2013 to:

Board of Examiners
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by e-mail to:

Correspondence will be submitted to Georgetown College for response via NCATE’s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). NCATE will not upload anonymous comments to the Board of Examiners team or to Georgetown College.