Graduate study in environmental education is available through two distinct programs: a Master of Education program for individuals who possess teacher certification and a Master of Science in Park and Resource Management with an option in environmental education for those who desire a program of studies that is oriented more to non-formal educational settings.
Slippery Rock's Master of Education degree in Environmental Education is a 30 credit hour program. The program is designed specifically for the classroom teacher who wants to address state and national guidelines for environmental education in their lessons and to assist the school district in meeting these recommendations. Since environmental education is frequently integrated into the curriculum, rather than addressed as a separate subject, the program helps students develop those competencies while increasing their understanding of societal interactions with ecological systems. A K-12 Pennsylvania Certification in Environmental Education can be achieved through this program.
Individuals without teaching credentials enroll in the Master of Science and Resource Management program and orient their students to environmental education.