Photograph by Lori Epstein/National Geographic Staff
Do you believe in empowering students to think like explorers? In building geographic competency across disciplines? In inspiring students to be global thinkers who can change the world? If so, you’re in good company here. Thank you for volunteering to be beta testers of the National Geographic Educator Certification program.
The program seeks to inspire educators to teach students about the world in innovative and interdisciplinary ways. The experience will provide you with professional recognition and development; connections and community with like-minded educators; and relationships, resources, and perks with National Geographic.
Click the button below to sign up for any of the following cohorts:
Winter 2018: Suggested start date: January 1; Deadline: March 30
Spring 2018: Suggested start date: April 1; Deadline: June 30
At National Geographic, we believe in the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to change the world.
The Capstone Project is your chance to tell your class' story in a visual and compelling way.
See how Charles Dabritz rose to that challenge below.
—Charles Dabritz, library media specialist
By participating in the National Geographic Educator Certification Program, you join the Nat Geo family and gain access to a constantly increasing suite of Nat Geo programs, resources, and professional development opportunities. Many of our most exciting opportunities—like the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program—are exclusively open to the Educator Certification community.
The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program sends educators on unforgettable expeditions to places like the Galápagos Islands and Antarctica and supports them in bringing a unique geographic perspective back to their students. Applications open for the 2018-2019 year in November of 2017.
-By the time you submit your application, you must have completed at least Phase 1 of the National Geographic Educator Certification Program. (If selected, you will be required to finish the program in its entirety by March of 2018.)
-You must be a current Pre-K-12 classroom teacher or informal educator from one of the 50 U.S. States, Canada, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, and you must plan to return the classroom for the 2018-2019 year.