This program is designed to meet the needs of:
- Secondary school teachers who already have an endorsement in one of the other sciences (biology, chemistry, or physics).
- Teachers seeking to strengthen their background knowledge of earth science content.
- Individuals in the non-school sector seeking to advance their knowledge of scientific content and principles.
- Prior completion of a bachelor’s degree with relevant foundational coursework and initial endorsement in another science discipline (biology, chemistry, or physics).
Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be able to:
- Add the earth science endorsement to their license.
- Develop experiential activities for stimulating student interest in, and increasing student knowledge of, earth and environmental sciences.
- Provide strong training across all earth science disciplines and relate topics to local, national, and international issues.
Additional Degree Opportunities
Completion of the Earth Science Certificate constitutes 50% of the required coursework for the Master of Education in Science Education (MEd). To complete the MEd program, you would also need an additional nine credit hours of science coursework and nine credit hours of education coursework in curriculum and instruction.
David R. Perault, PhD
Professor of Biology and Environmental Science