The part- or full-time program offers a master of arts degree with a major in environmental education. An innovative and collaborative effort of the Department of Education and the Department of Natural Resources, the program is dedicated to preparing educators who can effectively promote awareness, knowledge, and constructive participation in deliberation over the important environmental questions that we face. The program has flexible requirements and gives students the opportunity to work closely with an adviser to create an individualized course of study that meets their interests, reflects their prior experiences, and focuses on their professional goals. Students apply during the fall or spring terms and begin the program with an intensive four-week Summer Institute. The program also includes a field-based Practicum where students are given the opportunity to implement their educational ideas through a mentoring program at one of a variety of local environmental and educational organizations.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education