Environmental Education (M. Ed.)
Graduate study in environmental education is available through two distinct programs: a Master of Education program for individuals who possess teacher certification and a Master of Science in Park and Resource Management with an option in environmental education for those who desire a program of studies that is oriented more to non-formal educational settings.
Slippery Rock's Master of Education degree in Environmental Education is a 30 credit hour program. The program is designed specifically for the classroom teacher who wants to address state and national guidelines for environmental education in their lessons and to assist the school district in meeting these recommendations. Since environmental education is frequently integrated into the curriculum, rather than addressed as a separate subject, the program helps students develop those competencies while increasing their understanding of societal interactions with ecological systems. A K-12 Pennsylvania Certification in Environmental Education can be achieved through this program.
Individuals without teaching credentials enroll in the Master of Science and Resource Management program and orient their students to environmental education. For admission and course information, please open the FACT SHEET
Master of Science in Park and Resource Management
The Master of Science degree with options in sustainable park planning, environmental education, and park and resource management is a 30-hour program offered under both thesis and non-thesis options. It is available through both the traditional (on-campus) as well web-based distance learning approaches.
The program is oriented to meet the needs of park and resource or environmental education professionals serving as environmental educators, park rangers, park interpreters, resource management specialists, outdoor recreation planners, and similar professional positions. The program is designed to provide graduates with a sound base in ecological understanding, planning and management theory. Courses study practical solutions to environment education, natural and cultural resource and visitor management challenges, as well as those issues generated from the social, economic and political scene. Students are also given opportunity to hone their organization management, communication and computer skills.
The program utilizes the services of nationally known professionals to supplement its graduate faculty in the teaching of courses, supervision of internships and these advisement. This arrangement enables the program to keep its course offerings current and relevant to professional needs.
The web-based distance learning approach is designed to serve those who cannot attend graduate courses on the SRU campus due to career commitments and geographic limitations. The program is designed to serve those resource management professionals currently pursuing careers in recreation and land management. The entire program may be completed via the World Wide Web (Internet) and includes 30 total semester-credit hours. Specifics on the web-based approach may be obtained by calling or writing the program coordinator. For admission and course information, please open the FACT SHEET
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