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Why a Graduate Certificate in E-STEM Education?

The goal of the E-STEM Education certificate is to provide graduate students with a comprehensive educational foundation for understanding local and global environmental issues, and the analytical skills needed to effectively implement appropriate environmental education instructional strategies for varying audiences. The E-STEM Education certificate program integrates environmental education concepts, teaching methodology and best practices, and issues and actions in environmental education.

Admission & Application Requirements

Admission Deadlines

Funding Opportunities


Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.

The E-STEM certificate program integrates environmental education concepts, teaching methods, best practices, and issues and actions in environmental education. This certificate is aligned with the North American Association for Environmental Excellence (NAAEE) Accreditation in Environmental Education, and completion of the certificate will prepare students to apply for the Texas Environmental Education Certification (TEEC).

Students pursuing this program will complete 4 of the following courses:

  • C&I 5933 – Service-Learning
  • C&I 6513/ECE 6513 – Grant Writing
  • C&I 6733/ECE 6733 – Fundamentals of Environmental Education
  • C&I 6773/ECE 6773 – Environmental Education in the Curriculum
  • C&I 6903/ECE 6903 – Environmental Issues Investigations
  • C&I 6943/ECE 6943 – Interdisciplinary Internship

Graduate Advisor of Record

Maria Arreguin-Anderson, PhD


Graduate Advisor of Record

Bekisizwe Ndimande, PhD