• MAEd-NSEE-2019

    MAEd in Natural Science and Environmental Education

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  • Your commitment to sustainability put into practice.

    We understand your dedication to ecological stewardship and literacy—because we’re dedicated to them too. As the only program in the region serving formal and nonformal educators, 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), Hamline’s master’s program in natural science and environmental education is recognized as a rigorous, relevant program that prepares environmental educators to take the lead.

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    Natural Science and Environmental Education Program Overview

    Balance work and school Get your master’s degree fully online and experience the flexibility and community you want in a program.
    Start sooner You can begin in February, June, or September.
    Finish faster You can complete your master’s degree in as few as 18 months.
  • Online program

    Available fully online, you can also take advantage of opportunities for off-campus field research in your community. Choose the path that works best for you.

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  • Courses

    Courses on topics such as nature-based early learning, sustainability education, and place-based education give you the best preparation to deepen your work and empower your students to create a more equitable and sustainable world.

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  • Affordable tuition

    Hamline’s program is a cost-effective option for educators seeking to deepen their expertise. View current program tuition rates.

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  • Scholarships

    Your education could become even more affordable. Find out if you are eligible for one of several scholarships or tuition discounts.

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    "The NSEE program changed my life forever! I now have a full-time job that I love, working for a tribal government. This program is hands-on, place-based, and full of amazing and interesting classes."


    K. Damiano MAEd-NSEE '18


  • ABE Licensure Option

    Interested in an ABE license to teach in Minnesota? Learn more about our ABE Licensure program.

    State Eligibility and Complaint Process

    Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, must follow individual state regulations before enrolling students outside of Minnesota in its online programs. Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states.   

    Hamline University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Hamline, please review our complaint process for online education at Hamline.

  • Minnesota Science Teachers

    Questions about getting graduate credit for the SEPA science modules?

    More information can be found at these links:
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