Professional Development Opportunities



The staff of the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education 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
The 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 summer.

Online M.S. in Natural Resources Leadership and Administration
An 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
OMSEEI 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
A 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
In 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.​ 


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