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Environmental Sustainability Education Graduate Certificate

Practicing teachers across the preK-12 spectrum can enhance their instruction with this interdisciplinary graduate certificate. This program helps teachers to deepen their content knowledge in Environmental Sustainability Education (ESE) and develop the skills and tools they need to become green leaders in their schools.

This four-course (12-credit) graduate certificate is designed for practicing preK-12 teachers who wish to transform their teaching practice with interdisciplinary perspectives on Environmental Sustainability Education. Coursework is focused on applying knowledge and designing solutions to many of the challenges we face in our classrooms and in the world.  Courses in this program are all offered using a hybrid format including face-to-face instruction alongside asynchronous and synchronous remote learning modules.

Courses in the program are:

ESED 501: Environmental Science for Teachers and Leaders
ESED 520:  EcoJustice and Socioscientific Issues
ESED 600:  Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Environmental Sustainability Education
STEM 641:  Biotechnology Systems and Sustainable Design

The ESE graduate certificate can stand alone or serve as a specialization option for students enrolled in the MEd in Integrative STEM offered in the TCNJ School of Engineering.

We will be offering ESED 501 in Winter 2021 (January session) and STEM 641 in Spring 2021 (Thursdays from 5-7:50 PM)!

For more information about the certificate, courses, or how to get started, please contact Dr. Lauren Madden at