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Urban Early Childhood Outdoor Preschool Environmental Education Program (ECOPEEP) Certificate with Badge

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In partnership with the Urban Ecology Center, Alverno College is proud to offer a digital badge and professional certificate in Urban Early Childhood Outdoor Preschool Environmental Education. This groundbreaking program prepares educators to meet the growing demand for nature-based preschool teachers and early childhood educators with nature-based education training.

Badge Requirements

  • Urban Nature-Based Early Childhood Education 
    Four-week course, three credits*
    Offered in August
    Instructor: Matt Flower, Urban Ecology Center
    Cost: $400 per registrant
    Discounted rate for organizations sending three or more educators: $300 per registrant

Certificate Requirements

  • Urban Nature-Based Early Childhood Education
    Four-week course, three credits*
    This course will next be offered in August 2022. To plan ahead, please contact us!

  • Natural History of North America
    15-week course, three credits (four credits with lab component)*
    September 1–December 8, 2021

  • Understanding the Young Child
    15-week course, three credits*
    Spring 2022 (Dates TBD)

    Cost: $2,000 per registrant
    Discounted rate for organizations sending three or more educators: $1,500 per registrant

* The above course options can be taken at the rate listed for no academic credit. Alternatively, participants may register for the three-credit courses at a rate of $800 per credit (educators receive a 50% discount and pay $400 per credit). Please contact 414-382-6370 or registrar@alverno.edu to register for credit.

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