Advanced Training for Environmental Education in Georgia (ATEEG) is a nationally accredited, professional certification program for formal and non-formal educators based on the Guidelines for Excellence from the North American Association for Environmental Education. The program is offered by EEA in partnership with the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia, and is implemented by a Certification Advisory Board.
The ATEEG program is comprised of three parts that provide participants instructional content, professional development, and independent work. Participants have three years to complete the program.
1. Core Courses
Core courses are offered yearly and more than once in a given year, based on demand. Candidates must successfully complete each course and are encouraged to participate in all three workshops in the same year. You can get started with any of the core courses offered.
To provide some flexibility in your busy schedules, each course runs in a hybrid format. Participants complete online, asynchronous work FIRST, then attend a 1-1.5 day in-person workshop with instructors at various locations across the state.
2. Specialization Hours
Specialization hours are earned when attending professional development opportunities (workshops, trainings, conferences, etc...) offered in the state that advances the participant's EE content knowledge and skills. You may begin accruing the required 30 hours after participating in your first core course.
3. Independent Study
Independent study is the culminating project that allows EE Certification candidates to apply their EE knowledge and skills to address an issue or area of concern of their choosing. A candidate submits the IS project proposal after completing all three (3) core courses. Next Independent Study workshop Nov 7th, 2023.
Upcoming 2023 ATEEG Courses
ATEEG has more core courses opening this Fall for EE candidates to resume their training and new candidates to start. NEW for 2023...individuals can take the ATEEG core courses in any order.
"Fostering Learning" Hybrid Core Course:
Online, self-paced, module work opens in October with the in-person workshop starting early evening on Friday, Oct 27 and full-day Saturday, Oct 28, 2023.
Location: Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area; Stonecrest, GA
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The Independent Study Workshop:
We are focusing on the Independent Study component that all ATEEG candidates must complete to graduate with EE Certification. This event will run as a collaborative workshop for all participants to help each other reach their independent study milestone. Taking place during the EEA Council on Outdoor Learning Symposium on Tuesday, Nov 7, 2023.
Location: Ford Elementary School; Acworth, GA
More details about registration coming soon.
Foundations of EE Core Course will be offered in 2023. Details about this workshop to be posted shortly.
Contact the ATEEG program administrator if you have any questions or need more information.
Your ATEEG certification expires five years from the date on your certificate. Maintaining certification allows you to continue your personal growth and receive professional recognition for your mastery in the theory and practice of environmental education. Contact the ATEEG Program Administrator to discuss your interest and steps for ATEEG recertification.
Environmental Education Alliance, Inc.
P.O. Box 801066 | Acworth, GA 30101
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