Academic Partnerships & Credit for Educators

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Ecology Project International is happy to offer academic credit for educators and empower them to become stronger teachers through experience in the field. Through its educational partners, EPI offers credit for participation in the EPI Teacher Fellowships, its NGSS Teacher Trainings, and for travel with students on all of EPI's Field Ecology Programs.


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ACCREDITED COURSE(S):  EPI Teacher Fellowships in Yellowstone, Mexico, and Costa Rica (4 Graduate Credits); All EPI Field Ecology Programs  (4 Graduate Credits)

Commitment is the hallmark of environmental educators—commitment to ecological literacy and stewardship that inspires others. As the only program in the region serving formal and nonformal educators, our graduates include naturalists, museum directors, zoo administrators, technical innovators, classroom teachers, and environmental nonprofit leaders.

As one of only a handful of universities worldwide to be accredited by the North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE), Hamline’s master’s program in natural science and environmental education is recognized as a rigorous, relevant program that prepares environmental educators to take the lead.

Graduate credits available through Hamline University Hamline University offers a Master's degree in environmental education with concentrations in E-STEM, natural history, sustainability education, and more. Enrollment in Hamline's online Master of Arts in Education: Natural Sciences and Environmental Education is ongoing and you may start any time. For more information, please contact Patty Born-Selly, MAED: NSEE program director-


ACCREDITED COURSE(S): EPI NGSS Teacher Training in Yellowstone and Maui (4 Graduate Credits)

At UM we prepare students to become quality educators at every level who are ready to teach, serve, and lead. Through our innovative curriculum models and extensive clinical experiences, our students receive the highest caliber education.

The Department of Teaching and Learning offers a focused, field-based teacher preparation program and a full range of graduate programs. Collaboration, diversity, and curricular integration are themes that guide the design and instruction of each of our programs and help us produce highly qualified, highly employable teachers. Our faculty are themselves licensed, experienced K-12 classroom teachers. They provide a wide range of service to the schools of Montana and are active researchers in their specialty fields. We welcome your interest in learning more about our Teacher Education programs.


BEETLES is one of many programs at the Lawrence Hall of Science (the Hall), a public science center created in 1968 as part of the University of California at Berkeley. The mission of the Hall is to inspire and foster learning of science and mathematics for all, especially those who have limited access to science. The Hall is a science education “think tank” that specializes in taking the latest research in science education and translating it into practical and well-tested materials for educators. Other Hall projects you may have heard of include: FOSS, GEMS, OBIS, MARE, SEPUP, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, Amplify, EQUALS, EBAYS, AfterSchool Kidzscience, and many more. We estimate those materials reach about one-fourth of students in the United States. Learn more at