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Master of Science (MS) in Ecological Teaching and Learning: MA Professional License or Non-Licensure

Expand your knowledge of ecological teaching and learning, and integrate it into all aspects of K-12 education.

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Program Graduate Starts Forest Kindergarten

ETL Graduate Forest Megan Patterson, 2015 graduate of our Ecological Teaching and Learning program, has taken her action research project to the woods. She recently founded the WorldMind Nature Immersion kindergarten school in Denver, Colorado, which will begin later in 2015. With an emergent curriculum and a commitment to letting children play, the school will give its students ecology lessons and nature exploration, all while incorporating various literacies, science and math, and geography. Read more »

ETL Student Wins Environmental Award

Renee Strnad AwardEcological Teaching and Learning graduate student Renee Strnad has won the Melva Fager Okun Lifetime Achievement Award from the Environmental Educators of North Carolina. She currently works in an Environmental Education position on the Extension Forestry team at North Carolina State University. Read more »

ETL Alumna Wins Conservation Award

Children by RiverJudy Fitzpatrick, MS in Ecological Teaching and Learning graduate 2011, has been awarded the Henrico County, VA, Primary School Conservation Education Teacher of the Year. Read more »

How One Student Puts Her Research into Action

ETL Action Research ProjectM.S. in Ecological Teaching and Learning 2014 alumna Jaclyn Stallard writes about how the ETL program has deepened her understanding of the pedagogy of ecological teaching and learning. Read "Teaching and Learning Ecologically" in the Project Learning Tree newsletter.