EARTH University’s curriculum is based on four pillars designed to prepare graduates with thecompetencies required to respond to the needs oftoday’s world. These include:
Technical and scientic knowledge:
Ensuringthat EARTH alumni have the professionalcompetencies to sustainably manageagriculture and natural resources.
Social and environmental awareness andcommitment:
Developing students’ social andenvironmental responsibility and strengtheningtheir capacity to generate positive change.
Values and ethics:
Fostering self-awareness,empathy, respect, tolerance, teamwork,effective communication and life-long learningalong with those values that promote peace,dialog and understanding.
Developing in students anentrepreneurial spirit, so that they will be capableof proactively generating opportunities andsolutions to problems. Students form andoperate a business venture from beginning to
end during their rst three years at EARTH,
gaining a comprehensive understanding of whatit takes to start a business.The teaching/learning process at EARTH Universityis dynamic and participatory, and EARTH professorsserve as facilitators of learning. Its educationalapproach is based on two principals:
Students, alone or ingroups, explore real challenges and becomeactive participants in generating knowledge, asopposed to passive receptors of information.
2- Experiential learning:
Students learn throughdeliberate experiences designed to foster learning and are given opportunities to buildknowledge and develop abilities.
Since November 2006, EARTH’s curriculum has beenaccredited by the Costa Rican Higher EducationAccreditation System (SINAES in Spanish), assuringour students and alumni a high-quality educationthat is continually updated.
In addition, EARTH University is the rst institution in
Central America to have its academic program
certied regionally as part of a pilot program of the
Ibero-American Network of Accreditation Agencies(RIACES in Spanish) and SINAES.