Expand your understanding and practice of ecological teaching and learning to integrate ecological literacy into all aspects of education. Learn in the field and online.
If you are an educator from a public or private school, museum, non-profit, environmental center, government organization, or other alternative teaching setting, this Master of Science (M.S.) program can help you deepen your understanding of ecology, sustainability, living systems, and ecological education.The program includes fieldwork, keeping a nature journal, ecological literacy and pedagogy, action research, urban ecosystems, and more. You will participate in two summer field experiences, one in a rural and one in an urban setting, between which you complete online coursework. You complete an action research project, the equivalent of a thesis, in your workplace. Dedicated, enthusiastic, and highly qualified experts make up the program faculty.
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"For me, ecological teaching and learning is the application and/or adaptation of any pedagogy, or pedagogies, or teaching (art and) methodology, that helps people understand that all in the world is nested within Earth’s life support system. Everything truly is connected. A full spectrum of pedagogies can offer multiple pathways to help people connect with, understand, and take action for a sustainable earth, of which we are a part." Laura Sebastienelli '14
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Students in the 18-month M.S. in Ecological Teaching and Learning program have spent summer field experiences in beautiful and wild Cobscook Bay, Maine; the dynamic urban setting of Boston, MA.; and the majestic Pacific Northwest.