Print ISSN: 0016-4139 Online ISSN: 2719-082X
This study used mixed methods of research to review the Professional Education curriculum of the Bachelor in Elementary Education and Bachelor in Secondary Education. Specifically, this study aimed to identify entry points of Environmental Education (EE) integration using the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) EE materials and to develop and validate exemplar session plans with EE integration in different Professional Education courses. Data gathering techniques were documentary analysis of syllabi in Professional Education courses, assessment of the DENR EE materials, and assessment of the proposed session plans using rubrics. Seven jurors analyzed a total of 51 syllabi while 21 lessons using the DENR EE materials were assessed using a validated rubric by three jurors. Findings reveal that the entry points for EE integration are adequate and that the DENR EE materials are appropriate, relevant, and highly flexible as instructional materials for EE integration in Professional Education courses. In particular, EE can be integrated into the lesson's different parts. The proposed session plans were rated excellent by the jurors and, therefore, are ready for utilization. The use of the DENR EE materials may be for instructional purposes in the Teacher Education program, and pilot-testing of the lessons is recommended.