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Education with Emphasis in Environmental Education

Graduate Degree

Why this program?

You are deeply committed to the environment. You are eager to help immerse people in the natural world, to deepen their appreciation and respect, and to adopt best protective measures in their lives. If you already have a background in education, environmental sciences, or social justice work, this is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and specialize.

What can you do with this degree?

Our graduates work for organizations, cities, governmental agencies, public lands, non-profits, camps, mental health programs, and public and private schools. Graduates go onto pursue careers that require in-depth knowledge in environmental education and communication, such as:

  • City or District Coordinator of Outdoor Education
  • Environmental Educator
  • Curriculum Designer
  • Environmental Education Consultant
  • Program Manager for Outdoor Education
  • Climate and Environment Advocate
  • National or State Park Systems 
  • Conversation Field
  • Earn a certificate in Environmental Education, NAEE Certified

What will this program look like?

Asynchronous and bioregional by design, our program allows you to earn your degree while you stay at home and work with your communities. Prepare to lead instruction for many types of learners, grow programs, and build curriculum that addresses urgent environmental challenges. Our uniquely decolonizing perspective centers around Indigenous knowledges of the environment, accessibility in the outdoors, and connecting environmental education with broader justice work. Specialize in areas such as urban environmental programming, early childhood, adult learners, social and emotional learning and mental health, climate advocacy, or program leadership. For unique hands-on experience, work in one of our field stations in Kino Bay, Mexico, Tucson, AZ*, and Maasailand, in Kenya.

Students have the option of getting involved with Americorps.

Key Program Information

Delivery Method

Number of Credits

Cost Per Credit

Completed Fall 2024 Application Deadline
Friday, August 9, 2024

Saturday, August 17, 2024

Admissions & Apply

Careers & Opportunities

Career Pathways

Education MA, Emphasis in Environmental Education degree leads to so many possibilities. Here are just a few:

  • City or District Coordinator of Outdoor Education
  • Environmental Educator
  • Curriculum Writer
  • Environmental Education Consultant
  • Outdoor Programmer for Children
  • Climate and Environment Advocate

Career Planning

Our Career Services team works with you to map out a plan that works for your goals and your life. There are many ways to get where you’re going, and we’ve seen it all!

Are you interested in being part of our community?

One thing we all have in common is our passion – passion for helping others, passion for the environment, passion for social justice and a passion for a different kind of learning experience.