Advanced Teaching Certificate in AP Environmental Science

Starting Summer 2008

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By completing this 5-minute survey and sharing your ideas on how we can design a program to best meet your needs, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to win an Antioch University New England sweatshirt and a signed copy of faculty Tom Wessels’ The Myth of Progress.

For more information, contact Jimmy Karlan, director of the Science Teacher Certification program in the Department of Environmental Studies.

We’re looking for experienced AP Environmental Science teachers

ES Students doing and experimentThe Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England proposes a new Advanced Teaching Certificate in AP Environmental Science. This one-year certificate program will offer 10 graduate credits and is designed primarily for experienced AP Environmental Science teachers who want to advance their teaching.

We want to help you help your students

We would like to help AP Environmental Science teachers enhance the learning experiences of thousands of youth who are motivated to study environmental science each year at an AP level. We will train and network teachers who want to elevate the quality of their teaching by infusing their curriculum with constructivist, student-centered, real problem solving, and inquiry-based methods.

The more AP Environmental Science students, the more sustainable a society

We want to help AP Environmental Science teachers increase the number of high school students who major or minor in environmental studies in college. The more students who succeed in AP Environmental Science, the more are likely to pursue environmental studies in college. The more students who study environmental studies the more likely we can create an environmentally literate citizenry committed to the development of sustainable systems.

Program Structure Overview

One-Week Summer Intensives
The program will consist of two separate, week-long academic sessions of intensive coursework during the summer semester (July 21-25, 2008; July 27-31, 2009) at Antioch University New England. Classes will be held from 9:00-4:30, Monday – Friday. The summer sessions earn 3 credits each.

Morning sessions will cover a variety of important scientific principles and concepts, including environmental problems, their relative risks, and alternative solutions. The afternoon sessions will focus on the pedagogy and methodologies that will enhance the participants’ abilities to design coherent and real problem solving based AP Environmental Science courses.

Bi-Monthly Fall & Spring Audio-Conferencing
Between the two summer sessions, students will apply the theories, skills, and knowledge gained from their first summer session to designing and teaching AP Environmental Science courses throughout the school year.
Teachers will receive consultation on their work from faculty and their classmates through bi-monthly simultaneous audio-conferencing.