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.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Degree

Sustainable Development Minor

Lehigh’s undergraduate minor in sustainable development is catered toward students of any discipline who are interested in helping solve the triple bottom line challenge of their generation:...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Minor in Sustainable Development Other
Minor

East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Secondary Education Science (B.A. or B.S.)

Students interested in teaching science in secondary schools (grades 7-12) obtain a degree in the content area they wish to teach (coursework in the content area is supplemented by seven courses in...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.A. in Earth and Space Science Bachelor's
EE Concentration

Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, Kentucky, United States

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

Secondary Earth Science (MAT)

The MAT - Secondary Earth Science Concentration, leading to initial teaching certification in Earth and Space Science grades 6-12, is a full-time 47 hour program. The program is designed for a...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
M.A.T. in Secondary Earth Science Master's
EE Concentration

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

Emory and Henry College
Emory, Virginia, United States

Earth Science Licensure

Students planning to teach may obtain licensure for geography and earth science by completing a geography major and 24 semester hours in earth science, including geology, oceanography, astronomy, and...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Licensure in Earth Science Other
EE Concentration, Teacher Certification
B.A. in Environmental Studies Bachelor's
B.A. in Environmental Studies Bachelor's

Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas, United States

Licensure

Established in 1863 as Kansas State Normal School, Emporia State University is the first public institution in Kansas charged with preparing teachers, and The Teachers College continues the legacy of...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education - Earth and Space Science

Environmental Studies Degree

Earth and Environmental Sciences Degree

Lehigh’s undergraduate major and minor in earth and environmental sciences expose students to the fundamentals in environmental science, geology, and ecology, all in the context of a modern...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S. in Earth and Environmental Sciences Bachelor's
B.A. in Earth and Environmental Sciences Bachelor's
Minor in Earth and Environmental Sciences Other
Minor

Evergreen State College
Olympia, Washington, United States

Ferrum College
Ferrum, Virginia, United States

Environmental Science

As one of the oldest in the nation, the undergraduate Environmental Science program offers a modern introduction to the environmental sciences.  The challenging background enables students to...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S. in Environmental Science Bachelor's
Minor in Environmental Science Other

Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies program at Ferrum College is more than just science! This interdisciplinary program challenges students to think critically to explore solutions to current environmental...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S. in Environmental Studies Bachelor's

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida, United States

College of Education

FAU's College of Education offers a variety of environmental education programs. They include three undergraduate and graduate programs as well as a fully-online certificate in Early Childhood EE.

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Early Childhood Environmental Education Certificate Other
EE Concentration, Online Option
Master's in Environmental Education Master's
EE Concentration
Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education Other
EE Concentration
Elementary Education with Honors in Environmental Education Bachelor's
EE Concentration

Program Faculty

Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, Florida, United States

Environmental Education Minor

Minor in Environmental Education for majors within the Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences. Minor not available to environmental studies majors.

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Minor in Environmental Education Other
EE Concentration

Environmental Studies

The environmental studies major is designed to prepare students for the rapidly expanding and dynamic possibilities for jobs related to the critical environmental issues facing our planet.

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.A. in Environmental Studies Bachelor's
EE Concentration

M.A. in Environmental Studies

The MA Environmental Studies program is intended for those working in the environmental field, translating scientific results to best practices in management, policy, and education. Its design...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
M.A. in Environmental Studies Master's
EE Concentration

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
Wolf Lake, Indiana, United States

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

Goucher College
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Center for People, Politics, and Markets

Goucher College's Center for People, Politics, and Markets offers three post-baccalaureate certificates:Climate Change EducationEnvironmental Communication and CollaborationEnvironmental...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Environmental Certificates Other
EE Concentration, Minor, Online Option
Environmental Studies Bachelor's
EE Concentration, Minor

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