Hamline School of EducationMS-A1720Hamline University1536 Hewitt AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55104
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Hamline's Master of Arts in Education in Natural Science and Environmental Education offers individuals the knowledge and experience needed to take leadership roles in environmental education. The program helps students recognize and clarify their commitment to a sustainable world.
Using community and service as the context, students learn to connect theory to practice and graduate with not only a degree but an enhanced resume. Through field-based research and community collaborations, students explore the creative arts, field-based science inquiry, and technology-mediated distance learning that prepares them for varied teaching and learning situations.
Online, weekend only, and intensive summer courses (one week) offer choices to complete degree requirements. The program addresses the distance challenges of students and creates a community of international learners who share a common vision.
Required courses are designed around three course categories:
Foundations: Key elements of environmental education, policy, laws, literacy, history, philosophy, and underlying environmental debate, issues and problems. Also includes fundamentals of teaching and learning about, for and through the environment.
Knowledge: The physical and biological processes and relationships that constitute ecosystems. Our world considered through dual lenses of natural and social systems.
Research: Authentic forms of inquiry and investigative models common in research about environmental education. Typical final projects (capstone) include a focus on an ecological investigation, a pedagogical question, or an environmental issue.
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