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Sustainability Leadership

MA in Education with Sustainability Leadership Concentration

Educators and schools are an integral part of any sustainable community, and teachers are increasingly looking to incorporate sustainability concepts throughout their curriculum. Edgewood College is pleased to offer the MA in Education with a concentration in Sustainability Leadership to support teachers in their growth as sustainability leaders in their classrooms. The program includes a hands-on project that teachers can integrate directly into their lessons, curriculum, or larger school or district-wide initiatives.


Undergraduate GPA 2.75 or higher Admission to the Master of Arts in Education program 


Education Courses

Choose four:
ED 602:  Curriculum Planning
ED 601:  Foundations of Instruction
ED 620:  Introduction to Educational Leadership
ED 620H:  Introduction to Higher Education Administration
ED 662:  Schools as Political and Organizational Systems
ED 605B:  Paradigms in Bilingual/Bicultural Education
PSY 606:  Adult Learning and Organizational Development
Alternative course approved by advisor   

Sustainability Courses

Three courses taken in the following sequence:
SUST 650: Sustainable Development Leadership
SUST 651: Ecological Sustainability
SUST 652: Social and Economic Sustainability


Choose two:
SUST 751:  Urban Community-based Sustainable Development
SUST 752:  Innovative Leadership in Community Well-being
SUST 745:  International Engagement: Sustainable Community Well-being
600-level Education Course


Research Courses

Two courses taken in the following sequence:
ED 603: Introduction to Education
ED 692: Research Capstone Project


Community Fellowship in Sustainability Leadership

The Community Fellowship role combines traditional roles of participants as students and instructors with more flexible roles of participants as teacher/learners, community partners, mentors and servant-leaders. Fellows bring specific interests, significant expertise and other resources to the Program. Community Fellows may be sponsored by an organization that provides financial support or other resources. Sponsoring organizations benefit from the professional development and community engagement of their participating Fellows, and from recognition as a supporter of sustainability in the community.

“The Community Fellows add a reality check to the current culture of sustainability.” - Student, Class of 2011