Place-Based Education Undergraduate Certificate

Place-based education is an approach grounded in the local environment, its various narratives, and the lived experience of students. Our local environment – with its natural and human histories, economic and social issues, and political and ecological dynamics – provides a robust and integrative context for teaching and learning.The certificate is open to all UVM students.


EDTE 061SU:Foundations of PBE3
or NR 061 SU:Foundations of PBE
EDTE 251Place-Based Education Capstone3
Students complete two of the following, with at least one course at the 100-level or above6
Sustainable Community Dev
Local Community Initiatives
Community Design Studio
Applied Community Planning
K-3 Inquiry
SU: Social Educ&Social Studies
Special Topics (Place-Based Teaching in the Middle Grades)
Tchng Science in Sec Schls
Contemporary Issues (Social Justice Education)
Resilience-based Outdoor Educa
Landscape Natural History
D1:Environmental Justice
Environmental Education
D2:SU:Global Envmnts& Cultures
Place, Lndscpe, Environment VT
SU: Society, Place, and Power
Natural Hist & Human Ecology 1
SU:VT: Natural & Cultural Hst