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.
This program is offered by the Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia in partnership with the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia, and implemented by a Certification Advisory Board.
Learn more about why EE certification is important in this article by Brenda G. Weiser, Ed. D: "EE Certification: Why do we need it? What’s in it for me?"
Upcoming Program Dates
Courses will be held at the Charlie Elliott Conference Center in Mansfield, GA, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday and ending at noon on Sunday.
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Core Course 1: Foundations of EE
To develop foundations of environmental literacy based on ecology and professional principles.
Core Course 2: Fostering Learning
To increase understanding of how to implement environmental education programs that foster learning.
Core Course 3: Assessment and Evaluation
To increase participant's skills and knowledge associated with the program evaluation process that includes identifying outcomes, data collection methods, and data analysis.
The registration fee is $275 per course for EEA members and $305 per course for non-members. Fees include all materials, supplies, and meals.
The lodging cost per course at the conference center is $54 for double occupancy and $108 for single occupancy.
Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis to cover the cost of early-bird registration and double-occupancy lodging for six EEA members from south Georgia through the Murray H. Gaskins, Sr. Fund. Non-EEA members may apply, but will be charged a $30 fee to join. You must reside or work in one of the following counties to be eligible: Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Calhoun, Charlton, Clay, Clinch, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Pierce, Randolph, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Ware, or Worth. Funding for professional development activities may also be available through grants listed on EEinGeorgia.org.
Registration forms will be available on this page prior to each course. You may pay with a credit card (Visa, Master Card or Discover) or by check. Participants must pay all fees prior to the registration deadline. There is a $25 fee for returned checks; a $10 administrative fee is charged for refunds.