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Education for Sustainability

The Graduate Certificate in Education for Sustainability (EFS)

The 18-credit graduate certificate program in education for sustainability (EFS) is designed for professionals who want to further develop their understanding of sustainability and use their work sites to apply learning. The program consists of four required courses and two electives that provide the perspective, experiences, and methods needed to promote sustainability in your school, workplace, or community. 
Dawn Lawless

o earn the graduate EFS certificate, candidates must complete the following:

  • EDO 500    Environmental and Sustainability Education: History, Theory, and Practice
  • EDO 510    Systems and Sustainability  
  • EDO 520    Outdoor and Place-Based Education
  • EDO 550    Education for Sustainability: Methods and Projects

Plus two electives chosen in consultation with the Program's Director.

Current Course Schedule

Spring Semester 2015

EDO500-80  Environmental & Sustainability Education: History, Theory, & Practice

Tuesdays 4:25-7:10pm

Summer Session I:  May 26th - June 25th, 2015

EDO510-21  Systems and Sustainability

Dates & Times TBA

Summer Session II:  June 29th – July 31st, 2015

EDO550-31  Education for Sustainability: Methods and Projects

Dates & Times TBA

Summer Post Session:  August 3rd – August 21st, 2015

EDO520-41  Outdoor and Place-Based Education

Dates & Times TBA (includes overnight experiences)

“The world we have made, as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far, creates problems we cannot solve at the same level of thinking at which we created them. . . . We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humankind is to survive.”  – Albert Einstein