MEEA Environmental Educator Certification

The MEEA Environmental Educator Certification program is a way for educators to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to be an effective voice for the environment.

Great News!

  • The MEEA Certification Program is currently experiencing a comprehensive update and overhaul by our Certification Committee.

  • We are also currently incorporating some exciting “micro-credential” online eeCourses into our Certification Program:

    • Teaching and Learning Outdoors

    • Fundamentals of Environmental Education

    • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in Environmental Education

Check Out MEEA’s New PD Course Platform!

Visit this link to explore our Moodle platform and our growing list of eeCourses:

(Note: Once registered/enrolled in an open course, participants will be able to sign in and access content.)


More Details about MEEA’s online eeCourses:

  • Thanks to funding from the EPA and distributed through the North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE), of which we are an affiliate, MEEA has been able to work closely with other affiliates to receive training on an online course platform,  We recently pilot-tested a brand new course called Teaching and Learning Outdoors, a course that was the number one PD topic requested by EE educators in a multi-state survey last spring.
  • Here’s a preview of courses to come (3 are ready, and the others are some examples of courses that will eventually be shared or are being developed through collaboration with multiple state/provincial NAAEE affiliates):
      • Teaching and Learning Outdoors
      • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Environmental Education
      • Foundations in Teaching Environmental Education
      • Environmental Justice
      • Climate Change Literacy
      • Embracing Evaluation in Environmental Education
      • Developing High Quality Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs
      • Engaging Teens in Exploring Green Careers
      • Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)


Thank you for your patience as we work to create this “new and improved” professional development opportunity for our members!

Eventually, educators will be able to complete “bundled” eeCourses to form “eeCredential” opportunities for certain categories (for example, an educator could combine 3-4 climate-related courses to receive a Climate Change eeCredential from MEEA).

Ultimately, we know that many of you would like to work toward the highest Missouri EE achievement, a MEEA Environmental Education Certification.  Our Certification Committee will continue to move toward that goal, with assistance from NAAEE and other affiliates and with input from you, our members and partners. 

(Please Note: MEEA EE Certification will only be available to Professional (Paid Membership) MEEA Members.)

Next Step: Apply

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Progress: Track and Record

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The Missouri EE Certification Program is aligned with the NAAEE Guidelines for the Preparation and Professional Development of Environmental Educators. View the document here.

For more information about professional EE Certification and National EE Accreditation: