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SEEDS Curriculum

SEEDS Curriculum Slides (PDF)

Mission Statement

Education is a process of self-discovery and growth. The Montclair SEEDS curriculum encourages students to uncover what excites and motivates them. Our world faces significant social, cultural, and environmental challenges and needs citizens with passion and purpose who think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, and act ethically. The Montclair SEEDS curriculum will strengthen and build upon students’ existing skills and teach them new ways to embrace the world around them.


Course Certification

Procedures for Provisional Certification

We are fast tracking existing courses for inclusion in the new SEEDS curriculum. In order to be certified, courses need to meet the following requirements:

  1. The course currently exists in the MSU curriculum.
  2. The learning goals of the course will be aligned with at least one of the 12 SLOs in the SEEDS curriculum.
  3. The instructor(s) of the course agree(s) to participate in assessment of the course on the basis of the selected SLO(s), which will involve submitting samples demonstrating student learning.
  4. The purpose of the course will be aligned with at least one of five SEEDS values.
  5. Faculty agree to reflect upon their experience teaching to SEEDS values.

Courses certified during this transition period will be admitted for two years only, with the following understanding:

  1. There will be no need to change the course number, name, description and/or syllabus of the course. However,
  2. Faculty will teach to the rubric of the selected SLO and present evidence of student learning in those SLOs.
  3. At the end of the 2 year provisional period, faculty will reflect upon whether the course number, name, description and/ or syllabus of the course effectively align(s) with the SEEDS curriculum and consider making revisions appropriate to recertification.
  4. Faculty will briefly reflect upon their efforts to address SEEDS values in their course.

Student Learning Outcome Rubrics

Certification Form

Acting SEEDS Advisory Board

Contact Information

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Katherine McCaffrey

Professor, Anthropology

Dickson Hall, 108
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Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

Associate Professor, History

Dickson Hall, 423