Course Description

This course provides an instructional model to help teachers craft practices to apply science principles beyond the classroom and school boundaries. The twenty-first century ushered in unmistakably urgent global challenges that are too important to be an afterthought in today’s classrooms. This course is a resource to improve your students’ understanding of the intersection of science and social policy by making climate and energy literacy the centerpiece of your curriculum.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: Transformative Science Education: Climate Smart and Energy Wise
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $305.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Pugh, K. J. (2020). Transformative science education: Change how your students experience the world. New York, NY: Teachers College Pess.

McCaffrey, M. S. (2015). Climate smart & energy wise: Advancing science literacy, knowledge, and know-how. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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