The Master's Degree in Environmental Education is offered through the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education. The degree provides a comprehensive graduate program that prepares future professionals and enhances the environmental education knowledge and skills of practicing educators. This university-wide, interdisciplinary curriculum includes 36 semester hours of credit taught online and through in-person classes. The Master’s Degree in Environmental Education is open to students who have completed bachelor’s degrees in all majors. There are also a limited number of graduate assistantships available each year through FAU Pine Jog Environmental Center for students who are looking to complement their degree with real world practical experience in an environmental education center setting.
SCE 6345 (1st EE Core Class, fall evenings) and SCE 6344 (2nd EE Core Class, select spring Saturdays) will be in-person. These classes will include interacting with professors and students in the cohort and visiting a range of sub-tropical environmental education sites, including parks, beaches, nature centers, and a wildlife (sea turtle) research and rehabilitation organization.
SCE 6644 (3rd EE Core Class, fall) and SCE 6196 (4th EE Core Class, spring) are available online. This will enable students who choose online electives in their second-year flexibility as to where they live, study and work. Students who prefer in-person courses can choose them for electives where available.
Choose from a university-wide range of electives. All electives should be pre-approved by assigned academic advisor.
Prospective students interested in transitioning to a classroom teaching role on graduation should take grade-relevant pedagogy courses as electives, or consider a Master's Degree (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction plus certification (elementary or secondary). Core environmental education courses may be taken as part of a new graduate certificate in environmental education.
FAU Pine Jog Center offers Graduate Assistantships that apply academic theory to practical experiences through a variety of environmental education programs and services, K- Adult. The assistantship provides students the opportunity to develop in their role as professionals in the field of environmental education while obtaining their degree.
For successful applicants, FAU tuition fees are waived and students receive a stipend of $7500 a year for a 20 hour work week during the fall and spring semester. Applications to the program are due in the spring semester for a fall semester acceptance.
For additional information, see http://www.pinejog.fau.edu/student-programs/graduate-assistant.php , or contact the FAU Pine Jog Graduate Assistantship Coordinator Christopher Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org .
All College of Education Programs are approved by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).