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Master of Natural Resources

Would you like to earn a master’s degree in order to advance professionally and gain valuable experience, all within a 12 month period?

The Master of Natural Resources is the degree for you!

The Master of Natural Resources degree is tailored for professionals advancing in the fields of environmental education and science communication. This degree offers coursework in the theory and practice of place-based education, fundamentals of place-based ecology, and science communication and the environment, providing a launching pad to careers in teaching, outdoor education, science communication in museums or nature centers, natural resources and many more. In addition to coursework, students will gain 13 weeks of mentored outdoor, STEM teaching experience for K12 students. Coursework, practical teaching experience, a summer internship and a capstone project portfolio combine to complete the master’s degree requirements as well as a graduate certificate in environmental education and science communication. All student work occurs under the guidance of a University of Idaho, doctorate-level faculty major advisor in residence at MOSS.

Master of Natural Resources. Major in Natural Resources. Environmental Education and Science Communication Option.
Courses for this option to total 32 credits

Ecology and Management (8 cr):
Place-based Ecology I (4 cr)
Place-based Ecology II (4 cr)

Human Dimensions (6 cr):
Science Communication and the Environment (4 cr)
Leadership for the Environmental Educator (2 cr)

Policy Planning and Law (6 cr):

Place Based Env. Education (4 cr)
Environmental Education Teaching Practicum II (2 cr)

Tools and Technology (6 cr):
Field Science Teaching (2 cr)
Teaching Environmental Education in a Winter Environment (2 cr)
Environmental Education Teaching Practicum I (2 cr)

Case Study Project (3 cr):
Directed Study (1-16 cr)
Research (1-16 cr)

3 cr in the following:
Special Topics (1-16 cr)
Environmental Education Teaching Practicum III (2 cr)

Follow directions for application.

If you have further questions, please contact Graduate Program Coordinator, Leslie Dorsey, at [email protected] or call 111-310-7087. 

McCall Outdoor Science School

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
1800 University Lane
McCall, ID 83638

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1025
McCall, ID 83638

Phone: 111-111-1080

Fax: 111-634-5244

Email: [email protected]

Web: divinedestinations.info/moss