The Graduate Certificate in Conservation Education provides a 12 hour graduate-level experience for educators, naturalists, conservationists, environment workers, or community members who are interested in conservation education. The program provides for the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for understanding and appreciating Missouri habitats and wildlife, and to use scientific materials and technology in exploring science-related concepts through inquiry-based instructional methods and investigations. The certificate is designed to provide a foundation on integrating conservation education into inquiry-based teaching. Through Grade Level Expectation-based activities from all content areas; students will be trained in basic field biology to foster the confidence necessary to lead public school students in outdoor settings.
To be considered for the program, a student must have a 3.00 grade point average as well as apply and be admitted to the Graduate College. Students who do not meet the normal admission requirement, but who show an indication of high promise, will be considered for probationary admission. Probationary conditions will be defined by the Certificate Advisor. Students in the Accelerated Master's program, seniors, and postbaccalaureates are encouraged to consider this certificate. Admission to the certificate program does not constitute admission to any other Missouri State University graduate program.
Required courses - 12 hours
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|EEM 616||Nature Unfolds||3 hrs|
|EEM 617||Nature Unleashed||3 hrs|
|EEM 618||Project Wet, Wild and Learning Tree||3 hrs|
|EEM 619||Nature Unhooked: CMAE Conserving Missouri's Aquatic Ecosystems||3 hrs|
Courses must be completed with a 3.00 GPA for successful completion of certificate.