SRU’s environmental education program accredited by NAAEE


Dec. 8, 2020

Slippery Rock University’s master's program in environmental education has been accepted for accreditation by the North American Association of Environmental Education.


SRU is now among 12 colleges and universities in North America with NAAEE accreditation, which provides third-party, standards-based recognition of quality higher education programs that engage in the preparation and professional development of environmental educators. For accreditation to be awarded, a panel of NAAEE-trained environmental education professionals reviewed and approved a self-study audit submitted by applying institutions.


SRU offers a 30-credit-hour online program for students to earn a Master of Education in environmental education. The program is for working educators who possess teaching certification and desire a program of study oriented to non-formal, experiential education, as well as those working as natural resource managers to effectively integrate environmental education and communication into programs serving public audiences.