Environmental Education Certificate

With the Environmental Education certificate program, you'll lift your environmental teaching through the stratosphere. Now more than ever, environmental topics like climate change and environmental justice are central issues in classrooms, and Hamline's Environmental Education certification equips you with the tools to inform and empower your students. 

Created by educators, for educators, this certificate program offers a mix of introductory environmental education concepts, teaching methodology and best practices, issues and actions in environmental education, and a broad selection of content specific courses. With no required classes, it's designed to be flexible: Simply complete 10 credits of NSED classes at the 6000 or 7000 level to achieve your certification.

The certificate empowers you with a wide variety of training and classroom skills:

  • Interpret environmental education research to inform your curricula
  • Make environment-based curricular connections across disciplines like science, humanities, history, mathematics, and English language arts
  • Engage learners in stewardship, science, and advocacy for a sustainable future
  • Ground your understanding of environmental issues in a framework of equity and justice

The program's place-based courses travel with you when you leave the classroom. You'll apply the tools you learned to your local and regional resources to learn about the environment wherever you are.

Environmental Education Certificate program overview

Are my courses online or on-campus? Online with elective opportunities for field-based research
When can I start this certificate? Fall, spring, and summer terms
What is the typical time to complete this certificate? Nine months
How many credits do I have to take? 10 credits
How many courses is the certificate? There are no required classes. Simply complete 10 credits of NSED classes at the 6000- or 7000- level to achieve your certification. Courses offerings change frequently.