[Resources updated April 7] COVID-19: Events are being canceled. People are physically distancing. Confirmed cases are increasing. These are unprecedented times. Hopefully, this list of resources will help. I will continue to update it as time permits.
Join us to hear about NAAEE Accreditation: Distinguished College and University Programs. This webinar will provide answers to your questions about becoming accredited by NAAEE—What are the benefits? Who should apply? What is required? Additionally, faculty members from accredited programs will describe the standards-based process and provide examples from their own institutions.
Special supported early bird registrations are available to attend CWI's 2020 Summer WEST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability. CWI's Institute is a unique opportunity for deep learning, collaboration, and networking in a design lab atmosphere, with like minded K-16 and community based educators from across the U.S.
Date and Time:
Monday, July 27, 2020, 8:00am to Friday, July 31, 2020, 3:00pm
NAAEE Accreditation: Distinguished College and University Programs formally recognizes high quality college and university programs that consistently prepare well–qualified environmental educators who possess the understanding, skills, and dispositions associated with environmental literacy, as well as the ability to apply them in their educational practices. For more information, including a set of Frequently Asked Questions about accreditation, visit https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/higher-education-accreditation
NAAEE's Accreditation: Distinguished College and University Programs provides a means for recognizing institutions of higher education that provide programs that prepare high quality environmental education professionals. Applications for accreditation are based on a Self-Study Audit describing the program and how it addresses each of the six themes included in the Professional Development of Environmental Educators: Guidelines for Excellence in terms of program design and participant assessment.
Because accreditation examines both how the program design is aligned to the Guidelines Themes and how program participants are assessed against those same Guidelines Themes, you will need to provide assessment data for at least two years. New programs should wait to submit their Self-Study until they have at least two years of assessment data. If more than one program is being submitted for accreditation, a separate application should be made for each program.
NAAEE Accreditation formally recognizes high quality college and university programs that consistently prepare well–qualified environmental educators who possess the understanding, skills, and dispositions associated with environmental literacy, as well as the ability to apply them in their educational practices. For more information about the Accreditation process, visit https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/higher-education-accreditation
The University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation is searching for a new coordinator for Florida’s successful Project Learning Tree (PLT) program, an existing national environmental education program that offers instructional resources and professional development for teachers and non-formal educators.
Are you thinking about what it might take to get your EE program ready to be recognized under NAAEE's Accreditation: Distinguished College and University Programs? Plan on attending a full day workshop at Eastern Kentucky University on January 4, 2018.
On the shores of Lake Superior, Duluth (Minnesota, US) is an ideal place to earn your Master of Environmental Education degree. We offer a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities in conjunction with project-based coursework for a well-rounded graduate school experience. Located in a top outdoor town, step out of the classroom and be inspired by nearby nature and learn from and contribute to the wealth of outdoor and environmental organizations and networks in our community.
Date and Time:
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 8:09am to Friday, May 1, 2020, 8:10am
The Master of Science in Environmental Education degree program at Southern Oregon University is accredited by the North American Association for Environmental Education. This program develops leaders in the field of environmental education. Coursework exposes students to natural sciences, environmental issues and their associated conflicts, best practices in education, and the history and current field of environmental education.
As an enhancement to the FAU College of Education Master’s Program in Environmental Education, Pine Jog provides graduate assistantship positions for students. These opportunities offer a multi-dimensional immersion into the environmental field by integrating their academic degree experience with practical work experience. Successful applicants will receive a tuition waiver towards their degree and are offered a $7500 per year stipend. 2- 4 assistantships offered each year.
Deadline: April 15 -- NAAEE has launched an exciting new initiative designed to formally recognize distinguished college and university environmental education programs that are developing the kinds of environmental educators we need in the field. Graduates of these programs are experiencing curriculum and training that will translate to best practices in EE across a variety of learning contexts.
The Department of Education at Montana State University (MSU) invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor in K-8 Science Education. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with potential for summer employment.
NOTE: NAAEE was a member of NCATE 2002-2013.
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century. NCATE’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students. NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent, and highly qualified teacher.
NAAEE was a member of NCATE, now called CAEP, from 2002-2013. NAAEE Standards for the Initial Preparation of Environmental Educators were approved in 2007. NAAEE is no longer a member of NCATE. From this page you can download the standards as well as forms and instructions for program reporting, and reviewer rubrics that were used at the time.