Consolidated Electric Cooperative is proud to support an exciting program that allows teachers to learn more about energy and energy production while obtaining, AT NO COST, one (1) hour of graduate credit from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

About the Program

Energy in Today’s Classroom offers participating teachers knowledge and information in the following areas:

  • Energy Basics
  • Energy Sources
  • Power Generation and Transmission
  • Economics and Energy Production
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Tour of the MU multi-fuel power generation station and the community solar facility at Boone Electric Cooperative in Columbia, MO

Course Credit

Teachers attending the course will participate in 15 hours of classroom training over a period of two (2) consecutive days. Teachers who successfully complete the course will receive one (1) hour of graduate course credit from MU. This graduate credit is equivalent to 15 hours of professional development.Educators in the middle and high school grade levels teaching science, math, agricultural science and building trades are ideal candidates for this course, however it an open opportunity to all teachers.

Additional Learning Opportunity

An optional hour of graduate course credit may be obtained by the teacher, at their own expense. Information about the additional credit hour will be provided at the conclusion of the course.

Take-Aways, FREE Classroom Materials

In addition to the materials and information covered during the course, teachers will also leave with a classroom kit at no cost. Tools and reference guides are included in the kit along with several hands-on demonstration tools to enhance classroom learning.

2022 Dates & Information

Dates for the 2022 Energy in Today’s Classroom at the University of Missouri – Columbia will be August 2-3. Consolidated Electric Cooperative will sponsor three (3) teachers with full scholarships again in 2022.

Deadline for application submission is February 28, 2022.

For more information, contact Melanie Oetting at or call 573-581-3630.