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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

Curriculum (choose one):
ED 602:  Curriculum Planning
ED 659:  Designing and Implementing Adult Education (online)

Instruction (choose one):
ED 601: Foundations of Instruction
ED 613: Literacy across the Curriculum
ED 617: Cross Categorical Literacy in Reading, Writing and Mathematics
ED 620: Leadership and Organization
ED 638: Foundations of Dual Immersion
ED 658: Technology-enhanced Adult Learning Methods (online)

Ethics (choose one):
ED 605C  ESL/Bilingual Program Development
ED 614 Cross Categorical and Other Youth  
ED 616 Cross Categorical Transition Team and Family Process
ED 618 Diversity/Culture/Literacy   
ED 631 Supervision of Instruction
IC  800 Ethics

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

Sustainability Courses (Taken in the Following Sequence)

SUST 650: Sustainable Development Leadership
SUST 651: Ecological Sustainability
SUST 652: Social and Economic Sustainability

Electives (9 Credits)


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