Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Certificate in Environmental Education

Career Options

Naturalist

Environmental interpreter

Non-formal environmental educator

Teacher

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.

Required:
     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.