Sustainability and Social Equity Studies

Volume 1: 2020.2021

Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

Please see the Temporary Adjustments to Policy on Grading for Graduate Courses for Spring 2020

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, at the St. Louis home campus and at the Kansas City Metropolitan 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)


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 admissions materials to:

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