Teachers! We have exciting news in helping your grow as an educator. National Geographic is offering a certification called Education Certification. Here are the following details and information. It is something we recommend for you to part take in if it will fit into your schedule.


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. 


There are 3 phases that you would go through:

  1. Certification Workshop

    The Phase 1 workshop is rooted in National Geographic’s Learning Framework. The Learning Framework is built around attitudes, skills, and knowledge sets that encourage students to think like explorers. We hope you’ll carry the concepts from the Phase 1 workshop through every stage of the program and beyond.

  2. Classroom Activities

    In Phase 2, you should complete two classroom activities that draw upon your knowledge of the National Geographic Learning Framework (introduced in Phase 1). We challenge you to to teach your students about our interconnected world in ways you may not have tried before.

  3. Capstone Project

    Your capstone project should tell the story of your students’ learning in a visual and creative way. We want to know how your chosen activities reflects the attitudes, skills, and knowledge of the National Geographic Learning Framework—and how it fits in with your personal identity, values, or philosophy as a teacher!

Please click here to be directed to the NatGeo website for further details on the process and how to apply! If you decide to take this next step in your career, please let us know so we can add you to the CT Teachers who have gone through the program!