Climate change education is essential for addressing perhaps the biggest environmental and social challenge in human history. We understand that to overcome this challenge we need to not only inform, but exponentially increase the number of advocates who are also raising awareness. Through empirical scientific data you will become an educator for one of the most pressing threats to a sustainable and healthy future.
AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies is a leader in climate change preparedness and education, as evidenced by the Educators Summit at the Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference. View a video of the first (2014) Educator’s Summit.
AUNE’s Center for Climate Preparedness & Community Resilience has partnered with the White House Administration’s (2015) launching of a new Climate Education and Literacy Initiative “to help connect American students and citizens with the best available science-based information about climate change.
The certificate can be completed within 32 weeks. Climate Change Education certificate classes meet one day/week or as intensives, aligned with our current Environmental Studies’ delivery models.
The Environmental Studies Department offers this 9-credit certificate to matriculated and non-matriculated students. Matriculated students who fulfill the requirements of a certificate will earn a dual credential along with their Master of Science. We believe that each of these certificates will add tremendous value to our students’ professional development and career opportunities.
Students complete three required courses from the Environmental Studies MS curriculum, one from each of the following areas:
- Certificate Core Requirement:
- Earth Systems & Climate Change
- Conservation & Climate Science
- Climate Change Resilience, Adaptation and Mitigation
- Conservation Psychology: Theory and Practice
- Field Techniques or related topics by permission
- Curriculum Design (required for Science Teacher Certification)
- Program Planning & Design
- Advanced Topics: Climate Education