Teaching & Communication Ocean Sciences Broader Impacts


The Teaching and Communicating Ocean Sciences Broader Impacts Graduate Certificate program is intended to develop, practice and advance students skill set to lead broader impact activities and compare for competitive grant writing. Course activities will include practice in outdoor natural environments, labs and classrooms. Students will develop syllabus and practice teaching a component of an undergraduate STEM course, and a pre-college STEM program.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered at the St Petersburg campus and partially online.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Certificate should have:

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.


Total of 12 credit hours for the certificate.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

Electives (3 credit hours)

Choose one of the follow:

*Other courses as approved by Certificate Director

Time limit

Five years

Credit Toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.


Director - Teresa Greely, PhD

Advisor - Angela Lodge, PhD

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