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.

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio, United States

Environmental Studies Major

The Honors Tutorial College program in Environmental Studies provides students a unique opportunity to explore nature-society relations in a highly interdisciplinary environment, drawing on faculty...

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

Oklahoma Christian University
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

B.S.E. Degree un Secondary Education

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S.E in Secondary Education - Science Bachelor's

Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States

Environmental Education

The Environmental Education specialization is constructed to accommodate traditional and nontraditional students. The MS and PhD will give further breadth to students for their success in the...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
M.S. in Environmental Education Master's
EE Concentration
Ph.D. in Environmental Education Ph.D.
EE Concentration

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

The Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers an undergraduate major in Ocean and Earth science. Undergraduate majors select one of five concentrations (biological oceanography,...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S. in Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences - Earth Science Education Concentration Bachelor's
EE Concentration, Teacher Certification

Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, Arizona, United States

Secondary Eucation - Physical/Earth Sciences

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

Paul Smith's College
Paul Smiths, New York, United States

Paul Smith's College

Paul Smith's College offers a master's degree in Natural Resources Conservation with a concentration in Sustainable Communities, which includes coursework in Strategic Communication for...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
M.S. in Natural Resources Conservation Master's
EE Concentration, EE Internships, Online Option

Pennsylvania State University
State College, Pennsylvania, United States

College of Agricultural Sciences

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences provides two options for those interested in EE: a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resource Management with Environmental...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S. in Environmental Resource Management, Environmental Education Specialization Bachelor's
EE Concentration
B.S. in Agricultural and Extension Education, Environmental Science Option Bachelor's
EE Concentration

College of Education

The Pennsylvania State University College of Education's B.S. in Secondary Education offers an EE teaching option, which, when coupled with another secondary teaching option, "enables...

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

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

Penn State's Shaver's Creek Environmental Center offers the Student Engagement and Experiential Discovery (SEED) Semester of learning for students interested in environmental and outdoor...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
SEED Semester Other
EE Concentration, EE Internships

Pheiffer University
Richfield, North Carolina, United States

Comprehensive Science Education - B.S.

Science teachers today have a unique challenge; with daily scientific discoveries comes the exciting opportunity to teach students new material. Share your knowledge of scientific theory and...

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

Plymouth State University
Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States

BS in Adventure Education

A degree in Adventure Education from Plymouth State University will teach you how to use the Great Outdoors to expose children, adults and at-risk populations to challenging adventures, personal...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.S. in Adventure Education

Portland State University
Portland, Oregon, United States

Prescott College
Prescott, Arizona, United States
NAAEE Partner

Department of Adventure Education

Prescott College's Adventure Education program offers multiple degrees for environmental educators interested in adventure and outdoor education and offers a variety of degrees and paths for...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.A. in Adventure Education Bachelor's
EE Concentration, Online Option, Teacher Certification
B.A. in Outdoor Experiential Education Bachelor's
EE Concentration
M.A. in Adventure Education Master's
EE Concentration, Online Option

Department of Education and Teacher Preparation

Prescott College's Education program offers multiple degrees for environmental educators. Whether you're interested in teaching formal EE in a classroom setting or you wish to have a...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.A. in Place-Based Environmental Education Bachelor's
EE Concentration, EE Internships
B.A. in Environmental Studies, Environmental Education path Bachelor's
Online Option
M.A. in Education, Environmental Education path Master's
Online Option, Teacher Certification
M.A. in Environmental Studies, Environmental Education path Master's
Online Option
Ph.D. in Sustainability Education Ph.D.
EE Concentration, Online Option

Queens University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Outdoor and Experiential Education

Outdoor & Experiential Education (OEE) is designed to introduce teacher candidates to a wide variety of ways environmental and experiential programs can be offered in various school and community...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
B.Ed. in Outdoor and Experiential Education Bachelor's
EE Concentration

Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

MAT in Secondary Education 9-12

The Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education 9-12 (MAT) program offers students from regionally accredited institutions of higher learning a North Carolina Master Level Teaching...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
M.A.T. in Secondary Education - Earth Science 9-12 Master's
EE Concentration

Radford University
Radford, Virginia, United States

Earth Sciences Concentration (Teaching Licensure)

The Department of Geology offers courses which will qualify prospective teachers for licensure to teach earth and space science. The appropriate courses in education must be taken. (Contact the...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Concentration in Earth Sciences (Teaching Licensure) Other
EE Concentration, Teacher Certification

Roosevelt University
Chicago and Shaumberg, Illinois, United States

Bachelor's in Sustainable Studies

The first sustainability bachelor’s degree in the Chicago area, this program prepares graduates to tackle the sustainability problems of the 21st century. Using insights and analytic methods...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
BA in Sustainable Studies Bachelor's

Minor in Environmental Science

At Roosevelt University, students pursuing degrees in chemistry, biology, sustainability studies or any discipline may take a minor sequence of courses in environmental science in order to prepare...

Degree Name Degree Type Degree Features
Minor in Environmental Science Other
Minor

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