The Environmental Education program at Southern Oregon University is proud
to offer a Master of Science program, which is accredited by the North
American Association for Environmental Education. This program is designed
to create leaders in the field of Environmental Education. Our program
offers interdisciplinary training in the natural sciences, ecology, and
education, all in the diverse and spectacular Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of
southwestern Oregon and northern California.
Our science-based program offers several unique elements including our
culminating project. The graduate students collaborate to design and
present both a day and residential program aimed at diverse audiences
(grades K-12) located at a Field Station (Deer Creek Center) and on the
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
The graduate academic experience can be further enriched by adding a Master
of Arts in Teaching with licensure, a certificate in nonprofit management,
a thesis, or a project that can be integrated with the Environmental
Education degree. Every student will complete an exit interview and either
an oral exam, project, or thesis.
Financial aid may be available to students. Some students may qualify for
in-state tuition through the Western Regional Graduate Program
<http://www.wiche.edu/wrgp>. Five graduate assistantships are offered each
year to Environmental Education graduate students, four through the
Siskiyou Environmental Education Center Office. Going into effect during
the first fall quarter and continuing through the following summer,
graduate assistants receive an 80% in-state tuition remission and a monthly
stipend. The assistantship requires 12 hours of work per week. Positions
include Siskiyou Environmental Education Center (SEEC) Office Manager, SEEC
Assistant Office Manager, Outreach Coordinator/Kit Manager, and Fall in the
Field Coordinator. The fifth assistantship is offered as an instructor for
introductory biology labs for those with sufficient background in biology.
This assistantship includes fall, winter, and spring terms. Additional
assistantships are often available to environmental education graduate
students depending on funding and availability. Please contact us for more
An additional letter explaining your qualifications is required to be
considered for a graduate assistantship. Applications for admission into
the Environmental Education program are considered January 16, 2018 and
April 16, 2018. Applications received by the January 16th deadline receive
priority consideration for graduate assistantships. For information about
application requirements visit https://inside.sou.edu/seec/apply.html.
For more information about the program, please visit our website at
http://www.sou.edu/academics/environmental-education/ or contact Paige
Engelbrektsson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Siskiyou Environmental Education Center (SEEC)
Southern Oregon University