Education for Global Sustainability


School of Education

Program Description

The University certificate in education for global sustainability aims to provide professionals with the knowledge, skills, and tools for transforming schools, organizations and communities toward global sustainability. To attain the certificate, students must complete 18 hours of coursework with a 3.5 or better GPA. Choices for coursework in the program must be approved by the coordinator of EFGS and include the requirements below.

To receive this certificate, a student must have a recognized baccalaureate degree and meet all of the admission and acceptance criteria as outlined in the graduate program Academic Policies and Procedures. All certificate courses must be completed at Webster University.

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  • EFGS 5000 Foundations: Education for Global Sustainability (3 hours)
  • EFGS 5900 Reflections and Next Steps (0 hours) Elective courses**
    (to be approved by coordinator) (15 hours)

**Electives must include at least one course in each of the following topics of sustainability:
1) economics, 2) environmental issues, and 3) human rights, global issues, or social responsibility.

The following courses are available as electives

(additional courses may be available with the approval of the program coordinator)

  • EFGS 5220 Teaching Sustainability Through Literature (3 credits)
  • EFGS 5240 Creating Sustainable Schools (3 credits)
  • EFGS 5250 Child as Naturalist (3 credits)
  • EFGS 5260 Topics in Sustainability (3 credits) [may be repeated with different topics]
  • EFGS 5410 In-Service (limit of up to 3 credits)
  • EFGS 5430 Sustainability Leadership: Transitions and Change (3 credits)
  • ENMG 5000 Environmental Science
  • ENMG 5400 Principles of Sustainability
  • SOCS 5740 Economics: Choices and Challenges (3 credits)

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Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Receipt of official transcripts from a baccalaureate granting institution.
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Send all admission materials to

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Completed application files will be reviewed by the Multidisciplinary Studies Department.

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