Graduate Program & Online Courses - Masters in Leadership for Sustainability: Education for Sustainability at the University of Vermont


Our collective knowledge about everything from quantum physics and biological processes to macroeconomics and world religions is unprecedented, yet our ability to utilize and integrate this knowledge in service to a more sustainable and regenerative future has proven out of reach. At this critical moment, one of the greatest hopes for the well-being of the planet and the life it supports lies within our collective ability to learn our way toward new habits of mind, heart, and action.

The Leadership for Sustainability Master's Program at the University of Vermont is designed for emerging and experienced leaders and educators who wish to deepen their capacity to catalyze change and transcend boundaries. This two-year program offers an innovative blend of residential intensives around the country, interactive online courses, professional coaching, and access to an incredible network of faculty and professional affiliates. The program curriculum explores leadership practices inspired by the wisdom of nature and grounded in a critical inquiry of the mindsets, assumptions, and patterns of power and privilege that underlie change-making efforts.  

The Education for Sustainability (EfS) track in the UVM Leadership for Sustainability Master’s program explores tangible skills, pedagogical approaches, and applied frameworks that can immediately be applied in schools and other educational contexts.  This track will blend innovative educational approaches with sustainability leadership practices in a practical, applied, project-based masters program designed for educators who are involved with formal or informal educational organizations.  The curriculum has been collaboratively designed by UVM faculty and many education practitioners and thought-leaders from around the world.   

Apply now to join the next cohort of leaders, educators and change-makers.