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    Jun 25, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Master of Arts in Education: Natural Science and Environmental Education (MAEd: NSEE)

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One of the nation’s most respected environmental education programs has designed a graduate degree program to bring out the best in you and impact the world in which we live.

The MAEd: NSEE program inspires through a focus on leadership development that taps participants’ convictions and passions. It promotes field based research and community collaborations including partnerships with the Audubon Center of the North Woods, Science Museum of Minnesota, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, the American Museum of Natural History and other prominent organizations. It challenges through inquiry, reflection and a strong focus on research and transforms through a constructivist approach that draws on each student’s strengths and experiences as vital contexts for learning.

The MAEd: NSEE program focuses on environmental teaching and learning with an emphasis on systems and problem solving. It is designed for both classroom teachers and non-formal educators.

MAEd: NSEE Degree Requirements (34 credits and 3.0 GPA):

Electives (10 credits)

Choose from ENED, SCED, and other education 6000- and 7000-level course offerings.

Note: Co-sponsored courses offered through HSE’s Continuing Studies department may be applied to degree program requirements up to 25% of the total credits.

Capstone (4 credits)

Choose one of the following Capstone options.

MAEd: NSEE Application Requirements:

  • Completed application (available through Graduate Admission,
  • Essay—Submit a 500-word essay that describes your personal and professional philosophy of environmental education.
  • Résumé.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Request these letters from people familiar with your academic and/or professional qualifications.
  • Official, sealed transcripts from your undergraduate degree-granting institution.
  • Any supplemental materials you wish the admission committee to consider.

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