Environmental Education

Become a champion for sustainability and a leader in environmental awareness in your profession. Workplaces of all kinds are developing sustainability strategies. They need people who understand sustainability issues and can educate people within and beyond their organizations.


Program description

The certificate in environmental education is for students in all majors and for nontraditional educators. The program is designed to establish standards for professional excellence in environmental education.

Environmental education is taught in traditional classrooms and in community-serving organizations such as nature centers, museums, parks and zoos. The coursework required in the certificate increases the environmental literacy of future educators, fosters community leadership strategies and provides opportunities to practice environmental education teaching methods.

Students who complete the certificate are eligible to apply for the environmental education certificate recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education.

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Enrollment requirements

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a non degree-seeking graduate student.

Career outlook

Graduates who combine the certificate in environmental education with their major program of study may become more marketable to employers. They often decide to pursue employment in educational settings such as nonprofit organizations, nature centers, museums, parks and zoos.

The environmental education certificate does not lead to teacher certification

Program contact information

If you have questions related to admission, please fill out the request information form and an admission specialist will contact you directly. For questions regarding faculty or courses, please use the contact information below.