Master's in Natural Science and Environmental Education
Online environmental education master’s degree
We understand your dedication to ecological stewardship and literacy because we’re dedicated to them, too. We serve formal and informal educators alike by providing our master's in environmental education online. This allows students to do field experience in their location or at sites throughout Minnesota. Our graduates include naturalists, museum directors, zoo administrators, technical innovators, classroom teachers, and environmental nonprofit leaders.
As one of only a handful of universities worldwide to be accredited by the North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE), our master’s program in natural science and environmental education is a comprehensive, engaging program that prepares environmental educators to take the lead.
MAEd: Natural Science and Environmental Education program frequently asked questions
|Who should enroll in this degree program?||
This master's degree is for formal and informal educators. Our graduates include naturalists, museum directors, zoo administrators, technical innovators, classroom teachers, and environmental nonprofit leaders. This program does not provide you with a teaching license.
Looking for a program to get your initial teaching license? Explore our master's in teaching degree.
|Are courses available online and on-campus?||Hamline's Master's in Natural Science and Environmental Education is offered fully online. Some individual classes may meet synchronously at a set meeting time online in the evenings. You have the option of choosing elective coursework that is online, or offers in-person field experience opportunities.|
|When can I start?||You can apply and start the program any term, including summer term|
|How long will it take?||You decide your pace and can graduate in as few as 18 months|
|How many credits and courses are part of the master's?||34 credits and 12–14 courses depending on what electives you choose. You can transfer Hamline’s Environmental Education Certificate to satisfy 10 elective credits, and our nature-based education field school credits can also count.|
Hamline was accessible, and Hamline was affordable. Hamline’s master’s program did not put me under—I was able to afford it and pay it off really quickly."
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The NSEE program changed my life forever. My classes were hands-on, place-based, and they prepared me for my career beyond college. I now have a full-time job that I love working for a tribal government."
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