Professional Development Opportunities
The staff of the WCEE offers professional development workshops for
formal and non-formal educators. Venues include: conferences, school
inservices, non-formal education settings (nature centers, etc.) and at
special events. Workshop length and focus vary and can be tailored to
meet specific needs. Focus areas include:
- Education for sustainability
- Energy education (general, renewable, school building)
- Forestry education (general, site specific, school forest)
- Climate change
- Sustainable transportation
- Outdoor education sites
Several graduate-level courses are affiliated with the Wisconsin Center
for Environmental Education. Credit is earned through the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Both face-to-face and online courses are
offered in an effort to increase professional development opportunities.
Courses may be taken individually or as part of a graduate program.
Graduate Degree Programs
Extended M.S. in EE for K-12 Teachers
only M.S. in environmental education for teachers offered in Wisconsin,
this program offers K-12 teachers the opportunity to increase knowledge
and leadership skills in environmental education through online
instruction during the academic year and face-to-face courses during the
Online M.S. in Natural Resources Leadership and Administration
online program designed for natural resources professionals who desire
to develop their skills and expertise in organizational leadership,
applied research, and a variety of natural resources fields.
Online M.S in EE and Interpretation
is a graduate degree program designed for professional environmental
educators and interpreters who desire to increase their knowledge and
skills in the field by completing relevant coursework that is
immediately applicable to their current positions.
On-Campus Masters in EE and Interpretation
thesis-based two-year program with several assistantships available for
candidates to gain experience in aspects of environmental education and
interpretation. Based on individual interests and needs, candidates
choose relevant courses instructed by leading faculty in the field.
Graduate Fellowship in Residential EE
this unique two-year program, Graduate Fellows complete face-to-face
and online courses while residing and providing field instruction at Conserve School and Treehaven.
This integration of academic and work experience results in a graduate
degree with meaningful application. Tuition, room and board, and a
stipend are provided for graduate students admitted into the program.