Global Sustainability Pathway

The Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies (MNCAPS) Global Sustainability Pathway allows students to engage in a real-world experience in high-demand environments. The MNCAPS Global Sustainability Pathway will utilize project-based learning and case study methods to introduce sustainability efforts utilized in a variety of industries. Students will learn about the economics and policy implications of sustainability, with an emphasis on its impact on communities and organizations/companies. Students will spend 3 periods (half a day), both semesters at the MNCAPS location, engaging in real-world experiences in the sustainability industry. This pathway requires students to apply these concepts to designing, implementing and reporting on a variety of industry-driven projects, solving research problems.

HIGH SCHOOL & POTENTIAL COLLEGE CREDIT

Guest instructors provide their expertise on topics aligned to the MNCAPS curriculum. Teachers use an approach to learning, which enables students to master academic core content first and then see how this learning is implemented by business partners to provide solutions to real-world challenges.

COURSE CREDIT

Year I

First Semester (3 Hours)

Course Name High School Credit College Credit
MNCAPS Environmental Science Science
MNCAPS Principles of Macroeconomics Social Studies 3
MNCAPS Interpersonal Communication English

Second Semester (3 Hours)

Course Name High School Credit College Credit
MNCAPS Environmental Science Science
MNCAPS Controversial Global Issues Social Studies
MNCAPS College Freshman Composition English 3

GUEST INSTRUCTORS

Guest instructors provide their expertise on topics aligned to the MNCAPS curriculum. Teachers use an approach to learning, which enables students to master academic core content first and then see how this learning is implemented by business partners to provide solutions to real-world challenges.

 

MENTORSHIP AND NETWORKING

All MNCAPS students have a 1:1 mentor.  Mentors often open doors and guest instructors freely share their contact information, some provide employment opportunities and extended site visits.