Why become certified? You will be recognized as a leader in the field of environmental education gaining credibility for yourself and the profession. You will experience great networking opportunities, learn how to measure the success of your programs, and expand your knowledge of instructional techniques. Learn more about the value of EE certification in this article written by Brenda G. Weiser, Ed. D. "EE Certification: Why do we need it? What’s in it for me?"
Below are a description of the ATEEG Program Format, the Dates of Core Course offerings, Core Course Instructors, a list of the Expectations of Participants, a list of the Core Course and Independent Study Assessments, the Costs of lodging and registration, and the Withdrawal Policy. Certification is valid for 5 years. The process and application for re-certification are detailed in Professional Development Plan and the Recertification Packet.
Participants have 3 years to complete the program and can earn 2 - Professional Learning Units (PLU) credits for each Core Course completed.
Every participant must complete the proper registration form below and submit it with payment. This is an online registration form, but you will be given a choice of paying with a credit card (Visa, Master Card or Discover) or mailing a check. There is a $25.00 fee for returned checks. A $10.00 administrative fee is charged for refunds.
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Core Course 1 (Foundations of EE)- January 27-29, 2017, To develop foundations of environmental literacy based on ecology and professional principles. Register by January 12, 2017.
Core Course 2 (Fostering Learning)- March 31-April 2, 2017, To increase understanding of how to implement environmental education programs that foster learning. Register by March 16, 2017.
Core Course 3 (Assessment and Evaluation)- June 9-11, 2017, To increase participant's skills and knowledge associated with the program evaluation process that includes identifying outcomes, data collection methods, and data analysis. Register by May 25, 2017.
At the end of each Core Course, participants are expected to complete the following assessments within the specified time frame:
The registration fee for courses is $275.00 per course for EEA members, $300.00 for non-members. Course fees include all materials, supplies and meals.
The lodging cost (double occupancy) at Charlie Elliott Conference Center is $63.50 per course. A single occupancy room option is also available at $127.00 per course.
Scholarships for formal and non-formal educators from south Georgia are available through the Murray H. Gaskins, Sr. Fund. You must reside or work in one of the following counties to be eligible - Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Calhoun, Charlton, Clay, Clinch, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Pierce, Randolph, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Ware, or Worth.
Funding for Professional Development may also be available through GRANTS listed on EEinGeorgia.org.
Lodging and course registration costs minus a $10.00 administrative fee will be refunded if a registrant withdraws from a course prior to the course registration deadline. No refund will be given for lodging or meals; however, if a registrant withdraws after the course registration deadline. The balance of the registration fee can be applied towards a future course. Contact the Program Administrator to withdraw from a course.