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 highereducation@naaee.org.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Agricultural Education

As you know, agriculture is a very dynamic field, one that provides exciting and fast-paced experiences!  Hence, teaching agriculture in a high school is the same.  It is like no other...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
M.S. in Agricultural Education Master's
Teacher Certification

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Students at Virginia Tech can add an Environmental Education Option to their B.S. in Natural Resources Conservation, giving students the opportunity to "pursue careers in nature education,...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S. in Natural Resources Conservation, Environmental Education Option Bachelor's
Minor
M.S. in Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, EE Concentration Master's
Ph.D. in Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, EE Concentration Ph.D.

Program Faculty

Walking Mountains Science Center
Avon, Colorado, United States

Warren Wilson College
Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Environmental Education Concentration

Students use the land on our campus for teaching and learning through long-term partnerships with both schools and non-profits in the community. You’ll refine your skills from work crews to...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S. in Environmental Studies Bachelor's
EE Concentration, EE Internships
B.S. in Environmental Studies Bachelor's
EE Concentration, EE Internships

Washington State University
Pullman, Washington, United States

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Earth and Space Science Teaching Certificate Other
EE Concentration, Teacher Certification

West Virginia University
Morganville, West Virginia, United States

Agricultural and Extension Education

The Agricultural and Extension Education program will prepare you for agricultural teaching, extension, production and technical agriculture positions or other professional employment in government,...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S.Agr. in Agricultural Education and Extension Bachelor's
EE Concentration

Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, North Carolina, United States

College of Education and Allied Professions

WCU's Experiential and Outdoor Education (EOE) program provides a solid foundation of experiential and classroom education for many types of environmental educators.

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
M.S. in Experiential and Outdoor Education Master's
EE Concentration, EE Internships, Online Option

Program Faculty

Western Governors University
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Teachers College

WGU's Teachers College offers an online Earth Science Education degree.

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Bachelor of Science in Education – Secondary Earth Science Bachelor's
EE Concentration, Online Option

Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois, United States

Agriculture

Students majoring in Agriculture are provided with a broad education including the physical, biological, and social sciences as well as technical agriculture. Graduates generally enter four diverse...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S. in Agriculture Bachelor's
EE Concentration

Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States

Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability

The WKU Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability (CEES) offers P-12 teachers a 12-hour endorsement for those who want to be EE leaders in the classroom and their schools. Per...

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

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Earth Science Education

The earth science education major in the Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University is designed to provide a basic understanding of subjects that are normally included in a secondary...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S. in Earth Science Education Bachelor's

Western New Mexico University
Silver City, New Mexico, United States

Secondary Education

The Secondary Education Program is an integral part of the University’s vision to educate, with rigor and compassion, diverse learners who achieve career goals, gain civic literacy, practice...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S. in Secondary Education - Earth Science Bachelor's
EE Concentration

Western Washington University
Bellingham, Washington, United States

Department of Environmental Studies

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.A. in Environmental Education Bachelor's
EE Concentration, EE Internships
B.A.E. in Environmental Studies - Elementary Education Bachelor's
EE Concentration, EE Internships

Wildlife Conservation Society
New York, New York, United States

Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo - Advanced Inquiry Program

The Wildlife Conservation Society has partnered with Miami University's Advanced Inquiry Program to offer an Master of Arts in Teaching in the Biological Sciences. Students work with...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
M.A.T. in the Biological Sciences Master's
Online Option

Program Faculty

Winthrop University
Rockhill, South Carolina, United States

Outdoor Leadership

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

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
Finland, Minnesota, United States

Graduate Naturalist Training Program

The Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, in partnership with Antioch University New England, offers students the opportunity to earn their Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education and Sustainability Other
EE Concentration

Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle, Washington, United States

Woodland Park Zoo Master's Program

Woodland Park Zoo has partnered with Miami University's Advanced Inquiry Program to offer an Master of Arts in Teaching in the Biological Sciences. Students work at the zoo with in...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
M.A.T. in the Biological Sciences Master's
EE Internships, Online Option

Program Faculty

York University
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Faculty of Education

York University offers a Graduate Diploma in Environmental/Sustainability Education, which can be paired with an M.Ed. or Ph.D. The certificate is "designed to provide opportunities...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
M.Ed. with Graduate Diploma in Environmental/Sustainability Education Master's
Ph.D. in Education with Graduate Diploma in Environmental/Sustainability Education Ph.D.
Graduate Diploma in Environmental/Sustainability Education Other
EE Concentration

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