Sustainability and Social Equity Studies


Effective 1 June 2024 through 31 May 2025

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

Graduate Certificate
18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the School of Education. It is available online and at the St. Louis main campus.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures under the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Program Description

The university certificate program in sustainability and social equity studies aims to provide professionals with the knowledge and skills for cultivating the mindset of sustainability and social equity for workplaces and learning environments. To attain the certificate, students must complete 18 hours of coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or better and a B- or better in all courses. Elective choices for coursework in the program must be approved by the advisor and include the requirements below. All certificate courses must be completed at Webster University.

Learning Outcomes

  • GOAL 1: Promote, inspire and cultivate creative and innovative thinking for learning, service and leadership.
  • GOAL 2: Practice instructional methods and technologies for transformative learning, interdisciplinary problem-solving and planet-sustainable solutions to local and global issues.
  • GOAL 3: Develop competencies as design team leaders and learning facilitators. 
  • GOAL 3: Engage in lifelong learning for continuous improvement in professional practice and collaborative leadership.


  • EDIN 5001 Foundations of Global Citizenship (3 hours)
  • EDIN 5622 Restorative Justice: Learning Communities (3 hours)
  • EFGS 5000 Foundations of Global Sustainability (3 hours)
  • EFGS 5740 Economics: Choices & Challenges (3 hours)
  • Elective (to be approved by the advisor) (3 hours)
  • Elective (to be approved by the advisor) (3 hours)
  • EFGS 5900 Reflections and Next Steps (0 hours)


See the Admission section of this catalog for general admission requirements. Students interested in applying must submit their application online at Transcripts should be sent from your institution electronically to If this service is not available, send transcripts to:

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

Additional Requirements

Requirements for admission to the sustainability and social equity studies certificate program include:

  • Receipt of all official transcripts.
  • Final degree conferred GPA of 2.5 or higher.