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1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3992
Wyoming Hall 453
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307.766.6381
Fax: 307.766.3792
Email: smtc@uwyo.edu
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Master's of Natural Science - Natural Science Education Concentration (NED)

The NED concentration is designed for students who are interested in gaining outdoor teaching experience with a focus on place-based education and ecology (Year 1), and who are interested in completing a self-designed balanced program of study in selected science content, science pedagogy, and related coursework (Year 2). This program does not include a teaching certification, but students may complete a third year of coursework if they are interested in a teaching degree.

Program Information: 

The Masters of Natural Science -NED program includes 30 hours of course work over two years with:

Coursework:

Teton Science School, Kelly Campus - First Year

Fall Semester

 Field Science Teaching (2 credits)
*Community Ecology of the Greater Yellowstone (3 credits)
Principles of Place-Based Education (3 credits)
Teaching Practicum (2 credits)

Spring Semester

Winter Ecology (2 credits)
*Ecological Inquiry (3 credits)
Advanced Instructional Strategies (3 credits)
Teaching Practicum (4 credits)

Summer Session

*Environmental Ed Professional Residency (4 credits)
*Advanced Elements of Field Ecology Course Design (3 credits)
 
* Credits that apply towards UW Masters of Natural Science -NED Degree program

University of Wyoming, Laramie Campus - Second Year

Completion of Plan B

One of the following research courses:
               EDRE 5550 Action Research (3)
               EDRE 5600 Educational Research One: Survey (3)
               EDRE 5640 Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education (3)
And:
               NASC 5650 Place-Based Learning, Cognition and Assessment (3)

And:

               9 additional graduate credits of student's choice (4000 level or above)

               *4 of these credits can be Plan B credits

Students may complete an additional optional major in Environment and Natural Resources

For more information about the ENR major, please visit the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources website.

How to Apply:

Teton Science School, Kelly Campus - First Year (rolling admissions)

Two applications need to be completed: one through Teton Science Schools' website and one through the University of Wyoming.

Students are encouraged to apply to Teton Science Schools first, before completing their required application to University of Wyoming.

The Teton Science School application can be found here.

After you have completed the Teton Science School Graduate Program's application, please follow these steps to complete University of Wyoming's application:

  1. Go the University of Wyoming website. Find the admissions graduate tab and start a new application.  Once you have access to the admissions website complete personal and security information.
  2. For the Program of Study choose Natural Science MS - College of Education (Natural Science Education) option. 
  3. For the Site Choose OUTREACH
  4. To the complete application include the following:
    • Pay $50 application fee

    • Transcripts from all colleges attended, must include a Bachelor’s Degree

    • All information is either uploaded or filled in on the admissions website

    • Submit application – If accepted to TSS you will be accepted to UW Outreach School.

University of Wyoming, Laramie Campus - Second Year (due by March 15)

  1. Use the same application you started in Year One.
  2. To the complete application include the following:
    • A current resume
    • GRE scores or an alternative GRE portfolio
      • Send alternative GRE portfolio to:  University of Wyoming – SMTC, 1000 E University Ave Dept. 3992, Laramie, WY 82071 or the SMTC Office Associate Lindsay Galey at lgaley@uwyo.edu
    • Three letters of recommendation –
      • Two letters from year one 
      • One from a TSS instructor
    • A writing sample - sent by admissions
    • Proof of MMR immunization
    • All information is either uploaded or filled in on the admissions website EXCEPT the alternative portfolio.

Applications for the second year are due on March 15th by 5:00 p.m.  If this falls on a weekend then the application is due on Monday by 5:00 p.m.  If you have questions or are having any problem please contact SMTC (lgaley@uwyo.edu or 307 766.6381) or Janet Renneisen in admissions (jrennei@uwyo.edu or 307 766-3869) and we will be happy to help you. 


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