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Connecting educators and their classrooms

Educator Network

Our Educator Network provides in-person and online experiences that work at the local and national level. The network connects formal and informal educators to each other and a host of high-quality free or at-cost educational resources.

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Educator Certification Program

Our Educator Certification program equips educators with the resources and training needed to teach students about the world in innovative, interdisciplinary ways.

Professional Learning for Educators

Online Courses

Our online course offerings allow you to connect to inspiring educators and to learn specific and practical strategies to improve your teaching practice. Courses are offered in a variety of lengths and throughout the year to fit your schedule. Graduate credits are available from the University of San Diego and the University of Northern Iowa. Check back often to see new course opportunities as they are added.

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Meet the 2020 National Geographic Education Fellows!  

Each year, the National Geographic Society selects outstanding individuals to serve as Education Fellows who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in the education space. Our fellowship program is instrumental in accelerating the education strategy at National Geographic.

Grants and Fellowships

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Grants for Educators  

Our grants help educators teach people about the world and how it works, empowering them to make it a better place. Projects may introduce innovative instructional strategies, take proven ideas and scale or adapt them for different audiences, or measure what is working in education and add to the body of knowledge about how people learn.

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Grosvenor Teacher Fellows Program

Grosvenor Teacher Fellows Program  

This professional development opportunity for pre-K-12 educators is made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society. An annual competitive application process is used to select educators and host them aboard Lindblad Expeditions’ voyages for a life-changing, field-based experience.

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Earn Recognition for Your Expertise


Micro-credentials are an innovative professional learning opportunity that reward educators for demonstrating mastery of certain skills in their own classrooms. Through our partnership with Digital Promise, educators can apply for National Geographic micro-credentials in topics like Geographic Thinking and Service Learning. Upon completion, educators will be rewarded with digital badges that are accepted across several platforms.