Professional Development

These courses are approved for Professional Development (not a required core).


3 credits.
Synthesis of philosophies, scientific principles and methods for environmental education programs in forests, camps, and schools. Students conduct and summarize literature research on scientific and educational principles. 3 credits.
The seminar covers current research and literature in environmental education, focusing on teaching children and adults about the environment. Topics vary by semester and student interest. 3 credits.
Presents topics related to technology realization, commercialization, and entrepreneurship through readings, class discussion, and presentations by invited speakers. 2 credits.
Introduces specific methodologies and techniques that students apply through case studies and hands-on class projects. 2 credits.
All ESE students strongly encouraged to participate in Annual Symposium planning - may be offered as a 1 credit course.
College Teaching Development Program - CETA Approved teaching methods course. Administered by Center for Instructional Excellence.
Please visit Purdue University Graduate School's Fellowship Office website for more information.
Focuses on funding opportunities in agricultural research and techniques of writing successful scientific grant proposals. Students will write a proposal on a research topic of their choice during the course, and they will gain experience in the peer review. 1 credit.
Please visit Purdue University's Graduate School's Professional Development website for more information.