Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Certificate in Environmental Education

The certificate in environmental education 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  successful completion of 18 credits of coursework with a minimum grade of C- or better. Up to 8 prior credits may be applied toward the certificate program.

Required Courses                                                                                  

ESP 445/ESP 545 Environmental Education and Interpretation (3 cr.)
ESP 400 Internship (with an environmental education/interpretation host) (3 cr.)
One Educational Methods Course (3 cr.)
Three Environmental Science Courses (9 cr.)                                                           

 

 

Candidates for admission must submit:

  • Online application for Certificate Program;
  • Official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from secondary school and/or all colleges and universities from which you received a degree;
  • Additional or other special admission requirements specified by program.

The application for certificate programs is available online at http://usm.maine.edu/apply. Please note, students who are enrolled solely in an undergraduate certificate program are not eligible for Federal financial aid.

Students should take courses based on availability. Appropriate substitute courses may be approved by the department.

Naturalist, Environmental Interpreter, Non-formal Environmental Educator, Teacher