Make a positive impact on the environment by becoming a certified environmental educator with our endorsement.
Environmental Education Endorsement (P-12) Overview
As climate change evolves into a bigger concern and a constant topic of conversation, the need to educate students about the environment becomes more important. Campbellsville University’s online environmental education certification will teach you how to teach relevant environmental issues. As an environmental educator, you will be able to better approach environmental issues within the classroom and provide students with the necessary guidance so they can become more aware of the environmental issues they face daily.
The certification covers mankind’s relationship with the environment, current environmental problems and the ecology of freshwater lakes and rivers. In addition, you will examine the religious, ethical, political and social concerns facing man and the environment in a historical context. You will also study the history and philosophy associated with environmental education and the current methods utilized in environmental education instruction.
Our online environmental education certification can be completed independently or in conjunction with the master’s in education teacher leader or Rank I master’s in school improvement programs. The certification is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The fully online program gives you the opportunity to complete your studies during your own time and wherever you wish. Additionally, the program’s faculty have real-world experience in the field.
Our online environmental education certification takes approximately one year to complete and is made up of 12 credit hours. The four courses must be taken in sequence.
- ED/ENV 540: Foundations of Environmental Education
- ED/ENV 542: Environmental Education Instruction & Materials
- ENV 584: Environmental Ethics and Contemporary Issues
- BIO 516: Stream Ecology for Teachers
In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited environmental education certification, prospective students must submit or complete the following:
- Complete the online application
- CAP 5
- Official college transcripts confirming a cumulative 2.75 GPA or a 3.0 on the last 30 hours
- Copy of teaching certificate
- Professional Growth Plan
- Self disposition
- Signed copy of the Kentucky Code of Ethics
- Character and Fitness
- Diversity Survey
Costs & Financial Aid
The environmental education certification costs $399 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.
There are several academic, performance and diversity scholarships available for environmental education candidates.
Students can transfer a maximum of nine credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university.
Campbellsville University is a military-friendly school and a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon program. Students who are currently serving at home or abroad or are veterans can further their education in a conducive online environment.
Careers in Environmental Education
Graduates of our environmental education certification are able to pursue a career as an environmental science teacher. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, environmental science teachers at colleges and universities earned a median annual salary of $76,360 as of May 2017.
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Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format so you can study whenever and wherever you want.
Campbellsville University is traditionally fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Benefits of Learning Online
Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.Test Drive an Online Course
Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes, you can transfer up to 72 credits for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. You can view more information on transferring credits on the transfer credits page.
Yes. You will have to complete the FAFSA form, and we will then determine your eligibility for any financial aid. Visit our financial aid page to learn more about your options, which include scholarships and grants.
You can apply to our online degree programs through the online application form. Remember to submit official copies of your high school and/or college transcripts, along with any other required documentation that is specific to your degree program. You can visit the admissions process page to learn more about what to expect throughout the process.