Welcome to the Center for Environmental Education
1976, the Center for Environmental Education (CEE) has provided Murray
State University (MSU) and the greater western Kentucky region with
environmental education guidance, programming, and materials. Housed
within the university’s College of Education, the CEE offers pre-service
and in-service teachers numerous opportunities to learn methods of
integrating the environment throughout their classroom curriculum.
At the undergraduate and graduate levels, the CEE facilitates
weekend residential workshops, certification in national environmental
education (EE) curricula, and subject- and grade-specific professional
development opportunities – using the environment as a pivotal theme.
In addition to its academic courses, the CEE has an array of
educational materials for loan (books, puppets, audio/video,
magazines/journals and more) and outreach educators readily available to
model environmental education methods and prepared activities for any
Through the Center for Environmental Education, MSU was the
first of Kentucky’s universities to offer an environmental education
endorsement for graduate education degrees, an action that has since
been implemented by other state schools. This endorsement, and similar
efforts for strengthening the use of EE throughout Kentucky are further
reinforced through the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental
Education, a statewide network of higher education EE providers.