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Graduate Certificate in E-Stem Education
Basic Degree Information/Description
The purpose of the certificate program in E-STEM Education (Environment - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is designed for graduate students from all disciplines who wish to focus on issues related to STEM education within the contexts of sustainable management of the environment and natural resources. The goal of the E-STEM Education certificate is to provide graduate students with a comprehensive educational foundation for understanding local and global environmental issues, and the analytical skills needed to effectively implement appropriate environmental education instructional strategies for varying audiences. The E-STEM Education certificate program integrates environmental education concepts, teaching methodology and best practices, and issues and actions in environmental education.
The E-STEM certificate program integrates environmental education concepts, teaching methods, best practices, and issues and actions in environmental education. This certificate is aligned with the North American Association for Environmental Excellence (NAAEE) Accreditation in Environmental Education, and completion of the certificate will prepare students to apply for the Texas Environmental Education Certification (TEEC).
Students pursuing this program will complete 4 of the following courses:
C&I 5933 - Service-Learning
C&I 6513/ECE 6513 - Grant Writing
C&I 6733/ECE 6733 - Fundamentals of Environmental Education
C&I 6773/ECE 6773 - Environmental Education in the Curriculum
C&I 6903/ECE 6903 - Environmental Issues Investigations
C&I 6943/ECE 6943 - Interdisciplinary Internship
Admission Requirements and Prerequisites
Admission requirements and prerequisites: Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study.
Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
Specific Degree Requirements: See Catalog
Graduate Studies Application: Yes
Department Application: No
Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. citizens (Domestic), or permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit an evaluation from an approved Foreign Credential Agency of transcripts from all foreign institutions attended. If official transcripts are used in the foreign credential evaluation, the official transcript requirement will be considered met. However, if unofficial documents are used in the foreign credential evaluation, final official transcripts must be sent to UTSA.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- The Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) is a private corporation that provides evaluations of foreign school credentials. The application is available at: Application for Credentials Evaluation.
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
Additional Requirements: A degree seeking applicant must meet international graduate student admission requirements.