Leave the desk behind. Make a career doing what you love and where you do it best — teach others how to connect and appreciate the great outdoors.
UND's Outdoor Education Certificate is designed to develop diverse, engaged and capable outdoor educators and leaders able to meet demands in the field among various employers.
- Program type:
- Certificates/Programs - Undergraduate
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 1 to 2 years
- Credit hours:
Why get a certificate in outdoor education?
Outdoor Education Certificate at UND
You will have a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities available in the field of outdoor education, with emphasis on nature-based learning, outdoor education methodology, environmental education practice and environmental interpretation.
You will have opportunities to work with the newly established UND Learning Gardens Project, work with schools and local environmental learning centers such as Agassiz Environmental Learning Center and participate in regional organizations and conferences, such as the Heartland Region of National Association for Interpretation and the Place-based Educators Network.
You will be immersed in a variety of outdoor education settings and fields in each class.
There is increasing recognition of the need for ecologically literate citizens and environmental educators like you can help foster this literacy in schools and informal settings.
You can meet students with like minds by joining the UND Environmental Restoration Club, Students for Sustainability, or The Wildlife Society.
You will have the opportunity to take Outdoor Education Methods (OLEE 271) as a study abroad course in Belize.
Outdoor Education Certificate Courses
Leaders in Education
UND students are prepared to be leaders in their field to motivate future generations.