Certificate in Environmental Education and Sustainability

Meet current and future ecological needs.

Educating the next generation of environmental leaders is essential to long term sustainability efforts. This certificate will give you a solid foundation in educational techniques that can be used to inform others about the many actions that are currently being taken to save our natural environments and combat climate change. Communicating the fragility of our ecosystem is the first step in building a healthier, more sustainable future.

Antioch’s New England campus offers this degree, available in person at the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center. 

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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

This graduate credit certificate is a partnership between Antioch University New England and Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center. Coursework involves 12 credits in community ecology, environmental education, and field techniques, along with an internship to apply these skills in a professional setting. All courses are delivered at the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in northern Minnesota. LEARN MORE

Degree Requirements


This 12-credit certificate can be applied as credits towards the Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England. Required Courses (at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center):

  1. Community Ecology: Natural History of Lake Superior
  2. Foundations of Environmental Education & Sustainability
  3. EE Methods: Nature Teaching and Learning
  4. Internship & Seminar
Joe W.

Joe Walewski (he/him)

Environmental Studies & Sustainability

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Shelby R.

Shelby Roback (she/her)

Director of Naturalist Training

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.

This certificate can be completed in two semesters (10 months).

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 04341-3516
    • 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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