Certificate in Climate Change Education

Teach the causes, impacts, and solutions for climate change.

Climate change education is essential to address the most significant environmental and social challenges in human history. We understand that to overcome this challenge, we need not only to inform, but exponentially increase the number of advocates who are also raising awareness. Through empirical scientific data, you will become an educator for one of the most pressing threats to a sustainable and healthy future.

Antioch’s New England campus offers this degree, available online and in person. 

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Wondering if Antioch ES MS is right for you? Prospective students can earn up to three credits in a semester at a highly reduced rate. These credits are transferable into the ESMS degree. 

Program Overview

AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies is a leader in climate change preparedness and education, as evidenced by the Educators Summit at the Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference. View a video of the first (2014) Educator’s Summit. AUNE’s Center for Climate Preparedness & Community Resilience has partnered with the White House Administration’s (2015) launching of a new Climate Education and Literacy Initiative “to help connect American students and citizens with the best available science-based information about climate change.

Degree Requirements


The Environmental Studies Department offers this 9-credit certificate to matriculated and non-matriculated students. Matriculated students who fulfill the requirements of a certificate will earn a dual credential along with their Master of Science. We believe that each of these certificates will add tremendous value to our students’ professional development and career opportunities. Students complete the required courses from the Environmental Studies MS curriculum.

Meaghan Guckian

Meaghan L. Guckian, PhD

Director, Climate Change Education Certificate

Environmental Studies & Sustainability

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Additional Information

Yes, you can complete this certificate entirely online. These courses are synchronous and, in some cases, asynchronous. Virtual synchronous course class sessions are offered one evening during the week (Monday-Thursday evenings, ET) and on weekends. You can also choose to take courses with us in person, including field-based courses and campus-based intensives.

The certificate can be completed within 32 weeks. Climate Change Education certificate classes meet one day/week or as intensives, aligned with our current Environmental Studies’ delivery models.

Graduates of our programs are employed in many sectors of environmental work, from private consulting and regulatory enforcement to conservation institutions, formal and informal educational settings, government agencies, advocacy organizations, and the arts.

Admissions / Cost



Environmental Studies CertificatesSummerApril 15
FallJuly 15
SpringDecember 1

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online admissions application, including the following:
    • Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
      • email transcripts to [email protected], or
      • mail to:
        Office of Admissions
        Antioch University New England
        40 Avon Street
        Keene NH 03431-3516
    • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  2. There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
  3. Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.

Official transcripts should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516

All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.

Questions about the Admissions process? Contact Sarah Wilson in Admissions at [email protected].

Tuition & Financial Aid

A college education is an investment in your future. Let us help you understand the costs and explore the resources available to help make your college education even more affordable. The majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.


Department/Program NameTuition Cost per CreditTotal Program Credits
*with careful course selection all certificates are possible within the Environmental Studies MS degree requirements
Applied Spatial Analysis for GIS$8169
Climate Change Education$8169
Climate Resilience $8169
Conservation Psychology$8169
Environmental and Sustainability Education $81612
Food Justice and Resilient Communities $8169
Socially Responsible Organizational Leadership $8169
Environmental Studies, Certificate$8169
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