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Education Office
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FAX: 610-436-3102


Education for Sustainability

The Undergraduate Certificate in Education for Sustainability (EFS)

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The 12-credit undergraduate certificate program in education for sustainability (EFS) is designed for undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students who want to develop their understanding of sustainability and apply their learning on campus, at home, and in their future careers. The program consists of four courses that provide the perspective, experiences, and practical methods needed to immediately put your learning into practice. 

To earn the undergraduate EFS certificate, candidates must complete the following:

  • EDO 400    Environmental & Sustainability Education: History, Theory, & Practice
  • EDO 410    Systems in Sustainability Education
  • EDO 420    Outdoor and Place-Based Education
  • EDO 450    Education for Sustainability: Methods and Field Experience

Current Course Schedule


Spring Semester 2013

EDO400-80  Environmental & Sustainability Education: History, Theory, & Practice

Tuesdays 4:15-7:00pm

Summer Session I:  May 28th - June 28th, 2013

EDO410-21  Systems in Sustainability Education

Dates & Times TBA

Summer Session II:  July 1st - August 2nd, 2013

EDO450-31  Education for Sustainability: Methods and Field Experience

Dates & Times TBA

Summer Post Session:  August 5th –23rd, 2013

EDO420-41  Outdoor and Place-Based Education

Dates & Times TBA (includes overnight experiences)

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Sustainability: the possibility that human and other life will flourish on the planet forever.”

  – John R. Ehrenfeld, author of Sustainability by Design