Master of Science - Environmental Education

CUW’s MS in Environmental Education gives educators the knowledge and skills they need to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders to care for God’s creation.

Program Highlights

In this program you will:

  • Benefit from small class sizes and personal attention
  • Prepare to pursue your Wisconsin Environmental Studies #615 license
  • Gain experience through an internship/practicum
  • Travel as a group to the Caribbean to study tropical ecosystems
  • Have the option to take the entire program online
  • Study in the new Concordia Center for Environmental Stewardship

Degree Details

  • Credit hours required: 30

Program Overview

The CUW MS in Environmental Education program prepares environmental education specialists to teach grades K-12. 

Learning Outcomes

In our Environmental Education program you will:

  • Learn to build environmental education into coursework
  • Teach students how to support and live in a sustainable world
  • Experience hands-on learning and research using Lake Michigan’s ecosystems as an outdoor laboratory and classroom
  • Learn research methods and report-writing skills
  • Use a portfolio-based assessment if seeking #615 licensure
  • Participate in a graduate capstone project

Professional Certifications

Wisconsin License #615 (Environmental Studies) may be available to licensed elementary teachers who meet standards.


Teachers in Christian schools may apply for grants. Please contact our Financial Aid Office for further details

Entrance Requirements

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for full acceptance
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university


Our MS in Environmental Education includes coursework in three areas: education, research, and science. See our course catalog for more information.


Dr. Mary Korte
Program Director

Please contact our graduate admissions staff for more information.