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Become an EEA Instructor

If you are interested in becoming an EEA instructor, please click here to download the application. 

A key component of NSEE’s mission is to enhance the professional development of its members.  Another component of the mission is to be the national leader in advancing experiential education as a field and a profession.  To accomplish both aspects of this mission, NSEE created the Experiential Education Academy, Often referred to as the EEA or the Academy.

The EEA supports and contributes to both the day-to-day work effectiveness and the long-term development of NSEE members through a series of professional workshops leading to a Certificate of Achievement.  The program is designed for all practitioners, regardless of specific experiential application.  The set of workshops creates a common base of knowledge and competence for the field of experiential education and allows participants the flexibility to increase their expertise in their own particular interest areas.

The Goals of the Academy

  • To provide to NSEE members with a foundation in theory and practice of experiential education;
  • To support members so that their programs meet the principles of effective practices identified by NSEE;
  • To facilitate new member access to the expertise and knowledge of accomplished members;
  • To create opportunities for members to develop the knowledge, skills, and competence that will strengthen experiential education within their institutions.

For newcomers to the field, the Academy provides the opportunity to become well grounded in the foundations of experiential theory, principles, and practices.  For the mid-career to more accomplished practitioners, workshops are offered that probe ‘beyond the basics’ and delve into special topics. Issues of universal appeal such as legal issues in experiential education and assessment of learning, are also integral parts of the Academy.  Members recognized for their leadership and expertise in the content areas facilitate the workshops.  EEA workshops are offered prior to the NSEE annual conference and in regional institutes throughout the year. 

All experiential education professionals are invited to explore the possibilities afforded by the Academy.  Information is available at here or by contacting NSEE directly at 856-423-3427, or by email at [email protected].