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M.Ed. Graduate Program

M.Ed. Graduate
Program

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

Grad 316x211Establish 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.

"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

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. A Master of Education in Environmental Education is earned upon completion of the the seven-quarter program, along with Certificates in Leadership and Nonprofit 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 www.ncascades.org/study/admissions or send an email to ncigrad@ncascades.org to request an informational packet or schedule a campus tour and program orientation.

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To request more information or schedule a site visit, please contact ncigrad@ncascades.org.

Accolades
  • Western Washington University is the highest-ranked public master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest according to 2013 college rankings from U.S. News and World Report, and was named a Top 50 university offering “outstanding value with a first-class education” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Ranked in the top 50 of Sierra Magazine’s Coolest Schools.


  • Bellingham was named one of the best outdoor adventure towns by Outside Magazine and National Geographic Adventure and one of the “24 Best Places to Live and Work” by Sunset Magazine.


  • North Cascades Institute is the Recipient of the Environmental Education Association of Washington’s Organizational Excellence award, Charity Navigator’s Best Environmental Protections and Conservation Group, Bellingham Alive! Readers Poll "Best Place to Work" and Sunset Magazine’s Environmental Heroes award.