Educational Core Training Course
Attendance: Each Extension Master Gardener (EMG) trainee must commit to attending all the training classes. If schedule conflicts occur, the participant may only miss two classes in total. However, these must be made up. Classes may be made up by attending a lecture on the same topic offered in other EMG training course locations. Upon coordinator approval, viewing approved recorded sessions, if available, is another make-up option but is less engaging for course participants.
Examination and quizzes: To become an EMG, a trainee must score 80% or better on each weekly quiz and final exam. The final examination – a take- home test – emphasizes an individual’s ability to gather accurate information from class notes and other research- based reference material. This emphasis on problem-solving techniques and resources will help EMGs as they give horticultural assistance to others.