M.Ed. Graduate Program

M.Ed. Graduate

Earn a Master of Education and Certificates in Nonprofit Leadership Administration and Northwest Natural History

Explore the Graduate M.Ed. Program  in photosEstablish your career in environmental education by earning a Master of Education while working with the Northwest’s best educators, naturalists and conservation leaders! North Cascades Institute offers a unique professional residency program designed to prepare students in all aspects of environmental education while living among the towering peaks of the North Cascades region in Washington State.

Unlike many other graduate residency experiences, our professional residency is fully integrated into a degree program at Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University.

"We’re looking for people with a passion for field-based environmental education who want to influence change by building healthy, creative organizations. That means an equal interest in field teaching techniques and the behind-the-scenes work that makes programs happen and organizations thrive." -Saul Weisberg, Executive Director

A Master of Education in Environmental Education is earned upon completion of the the seven-quarter program, along with Certificates in Nonprofit Leadership Administration and Northwest Natural History awarded by North Cascades Institute. Course work explores environmental education while placing an emphasis on field science, cultural studies, teaching and nonprofit administration.

For more information on how to apply, visit or send an email to to request an informational packet or schedule a campus tour and program orientation.

Joshua Porter: Graduate Program Director

big_quotation_mark.pngIf you want to be a leader in Environmental Education, we designed this program with you in mind. I invite you to come visit the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center and see for yourself! You can also contact me at or (206) 526-2568 with any questions.Study-Joshua