Office of Professional Studies

Professional Certificates K-12 Professional Development

 The Office of Professional Studies is a critical component of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s educational mission, providing innovative, non-credit programs that strengthen the regional workforce and help build sustainable and resilient communities. We strive to enhance diversity and inclusion, grow our student body, and expand our educational reach through our globally recognized professional certificates, specialized skills-based courses, and Maryland State Department of Education-approved K-12 continuing professional development.

Our programs, taught by experts in the field and backed by research, provide the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in today's workforce. With flexible, accessible learning options and innovative workforce development programs, learners can upskill current roles, pivot into a new career, or enhance their resumes. We are committed to offering comprehensive education and training opportunities that are designed to meet your unique needs, whether you are seeking to broaden your professional horizons or make a positive impact in your local communities.

To expand professional training for current students and working environmental professionals, we are establishing new collaborations with University System of Maryland partners to offer greater service to the citizens of Maryland and develop the next generation of diverse environmental leaders.

Join us today and take the first step toward achieving your career goals.

Professional Certificates
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science offers online learning that gives you the flexibility to interact with content, faculty, and learning communities in the ways that best meet your needs. We provide a comprehensive range of high-quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities through our partnership with edX, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider where courses can be audited free or you can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee. MORE

K-12 Continuing Professional Development
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is proud to offer courses for educators. All courses listed are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for Continuing Professional Development credits. MORE