Coming from a family of educators, Brad knows both the joys and challenges of teaching well. Through his own teaching background, he’s experienced both firsthand. As a writer for iCEV, Brad’s goal is to help teachers empower their students by listening to educators’ concerns and creating content that answers their most pressing questions about career and technical education.
As a career and technical education (CTE) teacher, you might be asked to cover courses in environmental science. After all, environmental science is an integral part of the Agricultural Science pathway and includes many potential career opportunities for your students.
iCEV offers a comprehensive environmental science curriculum, but we recognize that our solution isn’t right for every classroom.
In this article, you’ll learn more about the iCEV high school environmental science curriculum. Specifically, we’ll look at:
What Is iCEV?
Which Environmental Science Courses Can You Teach With iCEV?
Which Industry Certifications Does iCEV Align With?
How Much Does iCEV Cost?
Is iCEV Right for My Classroom?
After reading, you should have a more complete picture of what iCEV offers for high school environmental science to decide if it’s the right fit for your students.
iCEV provides an extensive curriculum in 11 CTE subject areas, including Agricultural Science, along with hosting industry-sponsored certifications on the iCEV Testing Platform.
As a digital curriculum provider, iCEV is committed to providing educators and learners with a cohesive, continually updated learning experience that allows them to develop key skills in CTE. Teachers use the iCEV curriculum across entire CTE programs to prepare students for future success.
With flexible, ready-to-teach courses that satisfy instructional standards, iCEV is ideal for programs looking to implement a dynamic blended learning experience.
The environmental science courses are just one part of the overall iCEV agricultural science curriculum teachers use to set students up for ongoing career success.
Which Environmental Science Courses Can You Teach with iCEV?
With iCEV, teachers receive everything they need to cover complete classes on environmental science subjects. Each course comes complete with pre-made lesson plans, multimedia presentations, engaging projects and activities, and formative and summative assessments.
The Introduction to Agriscience course is a first step in agricultural education. The course covers the basics of each field within agricultural science, including a thorough primer on environmental science and its subfields.
The Energy and Natural Resources Technology course focuses on the connection between environmental issues and production agriculture. Students learn how sustainability practices and technology can help conserve resources and better manage the environment.
The Forestry and Woodland Ecosystem course examines current management practices for wooded areas and their resources. Students discover how to meet ecological requirements and better manage, harvest, and maintain forests, including safety and best practices.
The Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Management course is a full class covering ecological principles and practices. Learners examine the management of game and nongame wildlife species, fish, and aquacrops and their ecological needs in relation to current agricultural practices.
In addition to these courses, educators gain access to the entire Agricultural Science curriculum. The curriculum gives instructors a library of resources to choose from to teach topics throughout this CTE pathway seamlessly and comprehensively.
Which Industry Certifications Does iCEV Align With?
The iCEV environmental science curriculum aligns with two industry certifications housed on the iCEV Testing Platform. Industry leaders independently validate these certifications to recognize that students are prepared for success in environmental science careers.
Below, you’ll learn more about the Ducks Unlimited Ecology Conservation and Management Certification and the NRCS Fundamentals of Conservation and Sustainability in Agriculture Certification.
Ducks Unlimited Ecology Conservation and Management Certification
The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by Ducks Unlimited, the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. This credential validates individuals who have acquired a solid understanding of ecological principles. Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to pursue a meaningful career in natural resources management.
Created in collaboration with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Texas Corn Producers, this credential validates individuals who have developed necessary career skills in agricultural and natural resources. Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter various roles within the conservation and sustainability job sectors.
The environmental science courses form an integral part of the extensive iCEV Agricultural Science curriculum. When you purchase the curriculum, you gain access to every class in the subject area, not just the environmental science resources.
The price you’ll pay for iCEV depends on how many subject areas you teach and the number of students who need access to the curriculum. For example, single-subject access to iCEV starts at $1,500 for 25 students. On the other hand, access for 100 students starts at around $4,000.
If you are looking for a larger CTE solution for your program, you can save by purchasing an iCEV Site License to the complete iCEV curriculum across all 11 pathways.
To gain a more accurate picture of how much iCEV will cost your program, you can request a quote directly on the iCEV website.
Discover if iCEV is Right for Your Environmental Science Classes
Picking the perfect environmental science curriculum to support your students makes a fundamental difference in their success in the classroom and their ability to find fulfilling careers in conservation and natural resource management.
In this article, you’ve learned more about the iCEV and its environmental science courses, including which courses are available, how they meet standards and prepare students for certifications, who else is using it, and how much an iCEV subscription costs.
However, the best way to know if our curriculum will work with your students is to try it out yourself!
To learn more about the iCEV curriculum, schedule a demo with our professional team.
Or, if you’re ready to try the environmental science curriculum for yourself, sign up for a free trial. You’ll gain full access to iCEV so you can determine if it will suit your program.