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    May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Graduate 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 Master of Arts in Education: Natural Science and Environmental Education (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 Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center, 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 NSED (formerly designated as ENED and SCED), and other education 6000- and 7000-level course offerings. Students may choose to focus their electives into one of the following areas: E-STEM, Nature-based Early Learning, or Sustainability.

Note: Co-sponsored courses offered through the School of Education and Leadership Continuing Studies program may be applied to degree program requirements up to 25% of the total credits.

Capstone (4 credits)

Choose either Capstone Project or Capstone Thesis I and II.

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