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
Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study.
A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for the last two years of work toward the bachelor’s degree
To maintain enrollment in the certificate program, students should maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout their tenure in the program.
| General University Requirements
||Must meet certificate program regulations.
||A completed Graduate School application, unless currently enrolled as a degree-seeking graduate student.
||Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
| Resume or Curriculum Vitae
| Letters of Recommendation
| Statement of Purpose
| Test Scores
| Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
||All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
- Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429, firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/.
- If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here.
| International Applicants
||Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.