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School of Education Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability

School of Education Equity and Inclusion in Education Certificate

Graduate Certificate

Earn a Graduate Certificate in Equity and Inclusion in Education

Do you want to create an inclusive culture that fosters access, equity, and a sense of belonging for all? Earning your Graduate Certificate in Equity and Inclusion in Education will be a journey in which you take a systems thinking approach to identify barriers to and strategies for creating positive, sustainable change. 

The Graduate Certificate in Equity and Inclusion in Education consists of 12 credits of coursework, including a train-the-trainer capstone experience. The curriculum explores systems, structures, policies, practices, and attitudes to create a more equitable and inclusive learning environment—culminating with an action-oriented project. This graduate certificate is for anyone interested in making a difference.

Program Benefits  

  • available for credit at a master’s or doctoral level
  • courses are 100% online
  • courses can be completed in one year
  • courses offered during the fall, spring and summer
  • students can step into the program at any time
  • courses are not sequential (although it is preferred to take EDSU 990 last if possible)
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Why choose the Equity and Inclusion in Education Graduate Certificate at UW-Stevens Point?

Anyone with an earned bachelor’s degree can complete this certificate. You do not need to be enrolled at UWSP already to apply. The certificate can be completed at a master’s (700) or doctoral (800 or 900) level. If you would like to obtain the certificate in conjunction with the Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability program, then 57 total credits are required between both programs and all courses should be taken at the 800 or 900 level.
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By the Numbers

12
Credits
1
Year to Complete
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Online

Courses

This program consists of five course options; these break down into two required courses and three electives (of which you will choose two).

Required Courses

EDSU 721/921: Building Equitable Education Systems: Understanding Race, Ethnicity, Power, and Privilege (3 credits; available every fall)
Explore strategies for actively combatting racism by changing systems, structures, policies, practices, and attitudes to create more equitable learning environments for all. This course will cover topics such as critical race theory, intersectionality, the use of anti-racist and decolonizing pedagogies, and delves into an understanding of race, ethnicity, privilege, and power as they are embedded in everyday structures, institutions, and systems.

EDSU 790/990: Special Topics in Educational Sustainability (3 credits; available every spring)
This course will include the train-the-trainer capstone experience. Ideally, this course is completed at the end of the certificate; however, this timing is not mandatory. Subtitle will designate area of course focus.

Electives (Must choose 2 of the 3)

EDSU 820: Social Justice in Education for Sustainability (3 credits; available every fall)
An advanced and in-depth exploration of the issues of power and inequality by addressing current issues from a variety of perspectives, possibilities, and geographies. Key course concepts for social justice in education include cultural frameworks, social construct, and politics of epistemology. Examine historic and contemporary examples of informal and formal educational institutions as mechanisms of social, political, ecological, and economic systems. Engage in critical research, analysis, writing, and development of programs in their field that strive to balance social justice education and learning as sustainability.

EDSU 709/909: Ethics of Care in a Sustainable Society (3 credits; available every other summer in even years)
Ethics of care is a theory to guide education toward developing moral, empathetic citizens. This course will explore this theory and its application within sustainability education. Ethics of care will be applied in the development of education programs for vulnerable populations.

EDSU 712/912: Political Ecology and Sustainability (3 credits; available every other spring in even years)
Explore the relationships between political, economic, social, and environmental aspects of contemporary sustainability issues. Learn multiple perspectives with regard to the preservation and management of the commons and research the political ecology of a locally relevant issue.

How much will it cost?

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Tuition and Costs

We recognize that cost is essential when determining which program is best for you. Tuition and segregated fees combine to determine the program’s total cost, and each item is priced on a per-credit basis. There is also an additional $25 administrative fee per semester of enrollment. For questions about tuition or more information, please reach out to Student Financial Services. Students enrolled in the graduate certificate program are considered non-degree seeking and will not be eligible for financial aid. If students combine their graduate certificate with the Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability degree, they are degree-seeking and are eligible for financial aid.

Are you Ready to Apply?

To apply to this program, please follow the steps below. Applications received on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please apply at least one month prior to when classes start for your first term.

  1. Apply. You will need to submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and all post-secondary unofficial transcripts.
  2. Once you have been accepted into the program, you will apply to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as a non-degree seeking student. If you are adding the Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability degree, then you will apply as a degree seeking student.
  3. Once you have been accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you will be emailed instructions to set up your student account and register for classes.

Questions? Please contact SOEGrad@uwsp.edu.

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Add a Master’s in Education

Are you interested in earning your Master’s in Education? Why not use the credits from this add-on licensure/certification to count towards your degree? The M.S. in Education degree requires 30 graduate credits, and these courses can be used to count towards your degree. Learn more about our master’s degree and how you can earn both a degree and an add-on licensure/certification at the same time.

Meet your Faculty and Staff

Our instructors consistently achieve exemplary ratings and strive to utilize innovative instructional strategies in an online environment. We are available to assist our students and care deeply about their needs.
Erin Redman

Erin Redman

  • Director of Educational Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor – Educational Sustainability
Yue Li

Yue Li

  • Assistant Professor – Educational Sustainability
  • College of Professional Studies Diversity Taskforce
Emily Wahlquist

Emily Wahlquist

  • Administrative Program Specialist – School of Education
  • Graduate Student Success Coordinator
  • Harju Center Program Coordinator
  • Youth Programs and Outreach Coordinator
715-346-2524
Rayvn Knipple

Rayvn Knipple

  • Graduate Programs Assistant – School of Education
  • CPS University Staff Common Council Representative
715 346-2048