Environmental STEM for Teachers Certificate

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.

Admission requirements

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)

  1. Complete one life science or physical science course (3-4 hours) from: AST, BIO, BMS, CHM, GLG, GRY, or PHY. BIO 100 is recommended.
  2. Complete three of the following courses (9 hours): EEM 516(3), EEM 517(3), EEM 518(3), EEM 519(3)
  3. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.