• Master of Arts in Education: Natural Science and Environmental Education
  • MAEd: Natural Science and Environmental Education Program Details

    Hamline’s master’s program is accredited through the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and is one of only eight universities worldwide to hold this prestigious distinction. As a student in Hamline’s program, this means you will be enrolled in coursework that has been recognized as some of the most relevant, professionally appropriate, and rigorous in the field of environmental education.

    Required Courses (24 credits):

    • GED 8200 Understanding Learning (2 credits)
    • GED 8210 Investigating Contemporary and Critical Issues in Education (2 credits)
    • GED 8220 Policy, Leadership, and Advocacy for Educators (4 credits)
    • NSEE 8110 Foundations in Natural Science and Environmental Education (4 credits)
    • NSEE 8130 Environment and Society (4 credits) OR NSEE 8120 Earth Systems: Biomes (4 credits)*
    • GED 8400 Research Design (4 credits)
    • GED 8490: Capstone Project or GED 8495: Capstone Thesis (4 credits)

    * Denotes courses available during summer term only, on campus

    Elective Courses (10 credits):

    In choosing elective courses, students may select concentration areas, which include:

    • Early childhood environmental education
    • Sustainability
    • Place-based education
    • Other area with approval of the program chair/coordinator.

    Elective credit courses are typically courses in Science Education (SCED) or Environmental Education (ENED).


    Transfer Credits

    Up to five semester credits of graduate coursework from an outside institution or up to 10 credits of graduate coursework from Hamline taken before admission may be used to fulfill elective requirements.

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Natural Science and Environmental Education.

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