'eeCredentials' is short for environmental education micro-credentials.
What is a micro-credential?
Micro-credentials are a competency-based digital form of certification. They can be issued for formal and informal professional learning experiences that support educators developing skills and acquiring knowledge to improve professional practice that supports student success.
Educators identify a competency they want to develop, submit evidence that they have mastered the competency, and receive official recognition.
KACEE has developed online eeCredentials (micro-credentials) for Kansas formal and non-formal educators.
eeCredentials offer the opportunity—online and on your time—to learn how to implement environmental education into your classroom or learning experience.
NOTE: Select eeCredentials will be offered for graduate credit through Baker University.
The Professional Environmental Educator Credential will also be offered through Pittsburg State University (PSU) for undergrad and graduate micro-certificates.
Credentials, Courses, and Modules
Customizable, Adaptable, Flexible
eeCourses can stand alone
eeCourses can be combined together to form an eeCredential (this can be pre-prescribed or custom - to individualize instruction)
eeCourses can be asynchronous, synchronous or a combination of the two and independent or cohort or a combination of the two, and all virtual or hybrid.
Green School Leader
An introduction to environmental education, experience with green school activities, and the skills to integrate environmental education and Green Team projects & investigations into classrooms, schools and programming.
This introductory course on Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Environmental Education is designed to provide a strong foundation in the language, concepts and principles of equity work.
An introduction to environmental education and the skills to integrate Project WILD and Project Learning Tree environmental activities within your classroom, homeschool classroom, or program.
Project WET/WILD Aquatic
An introduction to environmental education and the skills to integrate Project WET and Project WILD Aquatic environmental activities within your classroom, homeschool classroom, or program.
Potential Courses in the future:
EE and Standards
Topic Focused Courses (e.g. Teaching about energy, waste and recycling, water (FOK) school gardens and health) or plastics, biodiversity, climate change