The Graduate Certificate in Earth Science Education is composed of four, 3-credit required courses. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all four courses to earn the certificate.
If you are accepted into the certificate program, you may begin your course work during any academic semester. The typical student course load is expected to be three to four courses per year. It is strongly recommended that you take only one course at a time while working full-time. However, it is anticipated that you will enroll in two courses during the summer semester.
If you choose to apply for and are granted admission to the Master of Education in Earth Sciences program, having earned at least a B- or better in each of the four certificate courses, you can apply the 12 certificate program credits toward the master's program requirements.