Certificate in Environmental Education
Non-formal environmental educator
This certificate is designed for teachers, scientists, public officials, consultants, field naturalists, environmental interpreters, and others having responsibility for educating or informing people about the environment.
The certificate is awarded after the successful completion of 18 credit hours of study selected from the courses listed below. Candidates must apply to the chairperson of the Environmental Science Department, be assigned an advisor, and have their course of study approved by the Department chairperson. Up to 8 prior credits may be applied toward the certificate program.
ESP445/EPB545 Environmental Education and Interpretation
ESP 400 Internship (with an environmental education/interpretation host)
At least one of the following is required:
EPA 530 Science of Maine Forests
EPA 542 Environmental Science Concepts and Strategies for Middle School Teachers
EPB 525 Science Content for Elementary School Teachers
HRD 339 Adult Learning and Development
Choose from DES offerings to complete the credit requirements: