Why earn a certificate in environmental STEM for teachers?
The format is 100% online and only requires four courses.
- Receive teaching guides and handouts you can use to instruct your students.
- Improve your teaching style with other STEM (science, technology, engineering and technology) concepts. Learn new ways to motivate children to learn, using nature as the lens.
- Optional on-site field opportunities help you experience what teaching nature is all about.
- Optional Zoom meetings with the certificate coordinator give you a clear picture of course concepts.
Environmental STEM for Teachers
This certificate provides a 9-hour undergraduate-level experience for educators, naturalists, conservationists, environment workers, or community members. Students will increase their awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of Missouri habitats and wildlife resources and learn fundamental science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related concepts by experiencing ways to use inquiry-based instructional methods. Through Missouri Learning Standards-based activities from all content areas; students will be trained in basic field biology to foster the confidence necessary to lead elementary school-aged children in outdoor settings.
To be admitted students must have a Missouri State University GPA of 2.75 or higher; and have completed one life science or physical science course (3-4 hours) from: AST, BIO, BMS, CHM, GLG, GRY, or PHY. BIO 100 is recommended.
Program requirements (12-13 hours)
- One life science or physical science course (3-4 hours) from astronomy, biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, geography, geology or physics. BIO 100 is recommended.
- Three courses from: EEM 516(3), EEM 517(3), EEM 518(3), EEM 519(3).
- All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.
Choose your certificate
- Become a Bear: Apply to Missouri State.
- Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare a certificate in environmental STEM for teachers.