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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.
The Masters of Natural Science -NED program includes 30 hours of course work over two years with:
Field Science Teaching (2 credits)
*Community Ecology of the Greater Yellowstone (3 credits)
Principles of Place-Based Education (3 credits)
Teaching Practicum (2 credits)
Winter Ecology (2 credits)
*Ecological Inquiry (3 credits)
Advanced Instructional Strategies (3 credits)
Teaching Practicum (4 credits)
*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
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)
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
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.
After you have completed the Teton Science School Graduate Program's application, please follow these steps to complete University of Wyoming's application:
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.
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 (email@example.com or 307 766.6381) or Janet Renneisen in admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 307 766-3869) and we will be happy to help you.