Professional Development of Environmental Educators: Guidelines for Excellence is a set of
recommendations about the basic knowledge and abilities educators need to provide high quality
environmental education. The guidelines are designed to apply:

•within the context of preservice teacher education programs and environmental
education courses offered to students with varied backgrounds such as environmental
studies, geography, liberal studies, or natural resources
• to the professional development of educators who will work in both formal and
nonformal educational settings
• to full-time environmental educators and those for whom environmental education
will be among other responsibilities or integrated within the curriculum.