The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) prides itself on having some of the industry’s most qualified and specialized instructors. And, they want to share their knowledge with you, through an Outdoor Educator course and the NCOAE Core Curriculum.

An Outdoor Educator Course introduces students to the field of outdoor education through a variety of firsthand outdoor learning experiences.  At the end of the course, you’ll be uniquely qualified to apply for desirable jobs within the areas of adventure education, recreation, wilderness leadership, and experiential education.

1 dates
college credit

Instructor Course

Gain the skills necessary to become a full-time outdoor educator on a NCOAE instructor course!

  • Ages 21+
  • Duration 9
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1 dates

Ecuador | Amazon River & Rainforest

A 25-day Ecuador expedition designed to give you the skills needed to work professionally as an outdoor educator with international experience. And, it’s absolutely spectacular.

  • Ages 18+
  • Duration 25 days
  • Tuition $5,625.00
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2 dates
college credit

Patagonia | Backpacking & Whitewater | Outdoor Educator

A 25-day Patagonia backpacking & whitewater paddling expedition designed to give you the skills needed to work professionally as an outdoor educator with international experience. And, it’s absolutely spectacular.

  • Ages 18+
  • Duration 25 days
  • Tuition $5,800.00
2 dates
college credit

Patagonia | Ski / Snowboard | Outdoor Educator

A 25-day Chile and Andes Mountain ski expedition designed to give you the skills needed to work professionally as an outdoor educator with international experience. And, it’s absolutely spectacular.

  • Ages 18+
  • Duration 25 days
  • Tuition $5,280.00