Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
PAE-21: Sustainability in Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.00 / 7.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that are focused on or related to sustainability?:

Number of sustainability continuing education courses offered :

Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Does the institution have a sustainability-related certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program:

University of Maryland Extension offers two certification programs towards becoming a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist. The former serves to educate the community in safe, effective, and sustainable horticultural practices, while the latter engages Maryland citizens as stewards of Maryland's natural resources.

Year the certificate program was created:

The website URL where information about sustainability in continuing education courses is available :

The University of Maryland Extension has a dynamic number of continuing education courses. However, all of them fit into four "Impact Areas," which are as follows: "Local Food and Agriculture Systems," "Environment and Local Resources," "Healthy Living," and "Resilient Communities." These all operate under the University of Maryland Extension, which is responsible for "providing accessible, unbiased expert knowledge that people can use to improve their economic stability, their quality of life and community, and the environment in which they live." As such, all programs within Maryland Extension fall under the umbrella of sustainability.

Master Naturalist Website:


Master Gardener Website:


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