University of Minnesota

College of Education and Human Development

Environmental Education


104 Burton Hall

178 Pillsbury Dr. SE

Duluth, MN 55812

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Environmental Education, M.Ed.-Environmental Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The purpose of the Master of Education in Environmental Education program is to develop advanced practitioners in environmental education who will take on leadership roles through positions such as educators and directors at nature centers, outdoor and environmental education centers, natural resource agencies, conservation groups, park and recreation programs, and in P-16 school settings. Program requirements include a.) EE coursework in teaching methodology in formal and non-formal settings; program development, management, and evaluation; theory; and research (23 credits); b.) elective courses supporting specific areas of interest (5-7 credits); and c.) a final research or field project (4-6 credits). Students may complete the degree in two years if they follow the recommended program plan.

In addition to, or in lieu of a M.Ed., a Certificate in Environmental Education can be pursued at UMD. The certificate is an educational program designed for professional educators who want to enhance their careers by obtaining formal training in environmental education. The 18 credit program is designed to be completed in one year.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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