Higher Education Database

Welcome to our Higher Education Database!

On this page you can find information about higher education programs and faculty that specialize in environmental education (EE).

This database takes a broad definition of what constitutes environmental education. You will find a variety of EE programs targeted to specific audiences, like residents of urban areas and Pre-K students. The database includes general environmental education degrees as well as programs in which students build the relevant knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in EE, such as:

  • adventure education - using adventure-based educational experiences to foster learning
  • nature-based/outdoor education - education that takes place in nature-rich settings
  • place-based education - emphasizing connection to community and environment
  • sustainability education - focusing on principles of sustainability and community development

For more information about the field of environmental education, visit the About EE page.

You can join the conversation about higher education in EE in the Higher Education eePRO Group.

To make edits to your entry or be added to the database, contact us at eepro@naaee.org.

Antioch University New England
Keene, New Hampshire, United States
NAAEE Partner

Environmental Studies Department

Antioch University New England's Environmental Studies & Sustainability Department offers a variety of options for those looking to continue their education past a Bachelor's degree. Its...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
M.S. in Environmental Studies, Environmental Education Focus Master's
EE Concentration, EE Internships
Certificate in Environmental & Sustainability Education Other
EE Concentration
Certificate in Climate Change Education Other
EE Concentration
Certificate in Nature-based Early Childhood Education Other
EE Concentration

Antioch University Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, United States

Education Program

Antioch University Santa Barbara's nature-based early childhood education certificate delivers the coursework and professional development needed by teachers to "create, develop, or instruct...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Certificate in Nature-based Early Childhood Education Other
EE Concentration

Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, Washington, United States

Education Program

In partnership with IslandWood, Antioch University Seattle offers a Master of Arts in Education with an Urban Environmental Education concentration. Students have the opportunity to live, create, and...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
M.A. in Education with Urban Environmental Education concentration Master's
EE Concentration, EE Internships

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, United States

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University offers an Environmental Education Certificate for formal and nonformal Arizona educators interested in teaching environmental literacy....

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Environmental Education Certificate Other
EE Concentration

Black Hills State University
Spearfish, South Dakota, United States

School of Behavioral Sciences

BHSU’s Outdoor Education Program provides the theoretical and scientific background needed by future educators and OE professionals and hosts the Collegiate Outdoor Leadership Program, a...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S. in Outdoor Education Bachelor's
EE Concentration, EE Internships
Minor in Outdoor Education Other
EE Concentration, Minor

Program Faculty

Camosun College
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Centre for Sport and Exercise Education

Camosun's Centre for Sport and Exercise Education offers a 13-month Diploma in Adventure Education. It's designed for a variety of outdoor and environmental education professionals - from...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Post-Degree Diploma in Adventure Education Other
EE Concentration, Online Option

Program Faculty

Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, California, United States

Claremont Evaluation Center

The Claremont Evaluation Center's (CEC) online Master's in Evaluation & Applied Research (MSEVAL) is for anyone looking to enter the evaluation field. The program looks to provide...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Master's in Evaluation & Applied Research Master's
Online Option

Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina, United States

College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences

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Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
M.S. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management Master's
Online Option
Ph.D. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management Ph.D.
Online Option

Program Faculty

Colorado College
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Education Department

Colorado College's Education Department offers a unique experience for future environmental education professionals: the TREE Semester. The Teaching and Research in Environmental Education...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.Ed. with EE Semester Bachelor's
EE Internships

Concordia University - Portland
Portland, Oregon, United States

College of Education

Concordia University - Portland's online Master of Education degree in Curriculum & Instruction: Environmental Education offers working professionals the chance to advance their EE...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Environmental Education Master's
EE Concentration, Online Option

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York, United States
NAAEE Partner

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, United States

Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, Kentucky, United States

Elon University
Elon, North Carolina, United States

School of Education

Elon University offers two minors for environmental educators, including one on adventure based learning. Paired with a degree from the School of Education, these can lead to a degree teaching...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Minor in Environmental Education Other
EE Concentration, Minor
Minor in Adventure-Based Learning Other
Minor

Program Faculty

Evergreen State College
Olympia, Washington, United States

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida, United States

Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Florida, United States

College of Engineering and Sciences

Florida Tech's M.S. in Environmental Education curriculum follows NAAEE's guidelines and offers graduate level coursework for students interested in formal and nonformal environmental...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S. in Sustainability Studies Bachelor's
M.S. in Environmental Education Master's
EE Concentration

Program Faculty

Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, Georgia, United States

School of Health and Human Performance

Georgia College's 15 credit hour Outdoor Education Minor gives students the skills and theoretical background to teach or work in outdoor environments and may be useful when paired with...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Minor in Outdoor Education Other
Minor

Goshen College
Goshen, Indiana, United States

Sustainability and Environmental Education Department

Goshen College's 11-month Master of Arts in EE, held at the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, offers the classroom and practical experiences needed for professionals who...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.A. in Sustainability Studies Bachelor's
EE Internships
B.A. in Sustainable Food Systems Bachelor's
EE Internships
B.A. in Environmental and Marine Science Bachelor's
EE Internships
M.A. in Environmental Education Master's
EE Concentration, EE Internships

Hamline University
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

School of Education

Hamline University's 2-year, online Master of Arts in Education: Natural Science and Environmental Education aims to develop the leadership capabilities of environmental educators and...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
M.A. in Education: Natural Science and Environmental Education Master's
EE Concentration, Online Option
Environmental Education Certificate Other
EE Concentration, Online Option
Nature-based Early Learning Certificate Other
EE Concentration
Sustainability Education Certificate Other
EE Concentration

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