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About This Micro-Credential

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For anyone responsible for educating people about the environment, including but not limited to classroom teachers, non-formal educators, scientists, public officials, consultants, naturalists and health care professionals.

Increase your knowledge of environmental issues and improve your environmental education skills.

Better understand climate change and the natural world, explore available environmental education resources, develop sustainability standards and become environmental agents of change.

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Skills You Will Gain

Environmental Education

Environmental Awareness

Outdoor Education

Environmental Issues


Learning Outcomes

  • Deliver high-quality environmental education using best practices in both current and alternative educational settings.
  • Understand the history, philosophy, methodologies, national standards, sustainable practices and current trends in the field of environmental education.
  • Comprehend the importance of education, awareness, action and change.

Required Courses

  • EDU 545 - Fundamentals of Environmental Education
  • EDU 546 - Teaching Environmental Education
  • Elective Courses (choose one):
  • EDU 547 - Teaching and Learning in the Outdoors
  • EDU 548 - Environmental Issues for Educators 
  • EDU 594 - Topics in Education (when topic has a clear focus on Environmental Education)

Offered online in an accelerated format


Dr. Richard Durtsche
Dr. Kimberly Yates
Environmental Education, First semester offered: Spring 2018


Northern Kentucky University
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