Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington
Environmental Education, BA
What is the study of Environmental Education?
The major consists of four distinct parts. First, students acquire an understanding of the content of environmental studies. Second, students examine the process of education for an environmental perspective. Third, students investigate ways of applying environmental education content and techniques in the professional roles they may pursue. Fourth, students participate in internships, a field practicum, or research.
Why Should I Consider this Major?
Are you excited about teaching people about the environment? Do you want to teach people to make environmental choices in their lives? Do you love to work outdoors with children or adults? Then Environmental Education is for you.
Graduates of this major have assumed positions as teachers in private schools, as interpreters with resource management agencies, as staff in programs for special populations such as at-risk youth and persons with disabilities, among others, and with wilderness education non-profits.
- Private School Teacher
- Outdoor Leadership Director
- Environmental Interpreter
- Adventure Educator
- Camp Director
- Nature Writer