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Energy in the Classroom

Boone Electric Cooperative supports an exciting program for teachers to learn about energy and energy production and earn one (1) hour of graduate credit from MU. 

About the Program

Energy in Today's Classroom (ASM 7370) is a two-day graduate level course offered through the University of Missouri-Columbia. Designed to fully support Missouri's statewide educational standards, the course provides teachers with a background in energy and energy production. 

Course Topics

Energy in Today's Classroom offers participating teachers knowledge and information in the following area:

  • Energy basics
  • Energy sources
  • Power generation and transmission
  • Economics and energy production
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Tour of the MU's multi-fuel power generation station and Boone Electric Cooperative's community solar facility

Course Credit

Teachers attending the course will participate in 15 hours of classroom training over a period of two 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 who have a background in science, math, agricultural science and building trades are ideal candidates for this course. 

Interested teachers should contact Boone Electric Cooperative to be considered for the course. Boone Electric may send up to three (3) teachers to the course each year. 

Additional Learning Opportunity

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

2018 Course Details

The 2018 Energy in Today's Classroom course will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, July 25 - 26 at the University of Missouri - Columbia. The course begins at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and will conclude at 4 p.m. on Thursday. 

Classroom Materials

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


For more information, contact the Boone Electric Cooperative Communications Department at or call 573-449-4181


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