Professional Certificate in Environment-Based Learning (EBL)

The best educators are those who can creatively teach core curriculum topics both inside and outside the classroom. By adding EBL credentials to your resumé, you will learn how to use assets within your own community to engage and motivate students to want to learn.

Our 12-credit-hour program is offered to Mary Baldwin undergraduate and graduate students as well available to seasoned educators and others interested in learning from the natural environment.

Required courses are both offered online; elective courses are offered during one-week summer sessions with online follow-up.



Required courses

IN 626 Environment-Based Learning (3sh)

ED 620 The Outdoor Classroom: EBL Program Development, Implementation, and Development (3sh)

Select two additional courses from the following:



For questions, or to register or enroll, please contact Tamra Willis, associate professor of education and director of the Environment Based-Learning program, at 540-887-7135 or

For 2015-16, the cost of the program is $450 per credit hour.  In addition, you will incur a per semester technology  fee of  $58.  The cost of books will vary.  You should estimate approximately $100 per class.