Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Natural Resources and Environmental Education
Graduate students who are interested in environmental education and natural resource interpretation can gain a solid foundation in techniques and principles by earning the Natural Resources and Environmental Education (NREE) certificate.
The certificate is not a degree in itself. It serves students wishing to complement their graduate studies by pursuing a curriculum that offers depth in communication skills and best practices for environmental education and outreach. Participants take in-depth courses about environmental education and/or interpretation, and also gain breadth in environmental and natural resource topics through supporting coursework. The certificate can be completed on the Logan campus or online (or a combination of both).
Through classes, projects, and field work, students completing the NREE certificate:
- Develop critical and creative thinking skills to interpret human-environment interactions;
- Learn interdisciplinary approaches to environmental communication;
- Refine presentation skills for formal and non-formal education audiences;
- Are able to analyze the effectiveness of educational programs, messages and presentations; and
- Gain a foundation to connect theoretical and experiential knowledge in a field of particular interest.
To apply for admission to the NREE graduate certificate program, students must (1) be a currently enrolled graduate student at Utah State University, or accepted for admission; and (2) complete and submit a [NREE program application].
To contact an Environment and Society Department Representative about this program, call or email Becky Hirst, (Becky.Hirst@usu.edu; 435.797.3781)