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Environmental/Outdoor Education Concentration (N-6, Pre K-6)

Advisor: Dr. Kees de Groot  257-2865

This concentration prepares candidates to teach, supervise, and develop curriculum and activities related to teaching environmental concepts outdoors. Candidates should plan to take the environmental core courses during the summer sessions.

Elementary Education-Environmental Education (18)

To be selected from:

35523 Reading in the Primary Grades
35516 Teaching Reading/Language Arts in Elementary School
35707 Workshop in the Teaching of Science in Elementary School 
35709 Workshop in the Teaching of Mathematics in Elementary School 
35519 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School 
35540 Field Studies in Environmental Education* 
35735 Workshop in Environmental Education*
35750 Developing Environmental Education Programs* 
35751 Internship in Environmental Education*
35721 Assessment and Curriculum Planning
35793 Models of Teaching

* These are courses for the concentration, usually offered during summer sessions. A minimum of 12 credits must be taken in the concentration.

Foundations of Education (6) 

39565 Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms
38581 Racism and Sexism in Education

and one of the following: 

38503 Psychology of Personality 
38538 Psychological Foundations
38539 Social Foundations
38580 Current Issues in Education 
38701 Sociological and Anthropological Perspectives 
38751 Comparative Education
38752 Philosophy of Education 

Research, Evaluation, or Independent Study (3)

To be selected from: 
35795 Independent Study in Elementary Education** (environmental/outdoor education focus) 
36703 Evaluation in Education 
36712 Recent Research in Education
99798 Principles of Research 

** To be approved by advisor. (See requirements in catalog listed under Graduate Policies and Procedures - Independent Study.) 

Electives (9) 

Must be approved by advisor. 

35710 Seminar in Elementary Education/ Environmental Education focus (3) 

Total Credits (36) Credits