MA in Environmental Conservation Education

New York University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Both


The program's interdisciplinary approach draws on both theory and practice and integrates the natural and social sciences with education and field work to help students gain an understanding of the profound effects of human activity on the planet and the role of education in solving environmental problems. The program draws on faculty from a wide variety of disciplines within the University including education, history, philosophy, law, journalism, science, health, and the arts. Three required courses in environmental thought, environmental debates, and environmental politics introduce students to the theories, policies, and ethics that have shaped public discourse and understanding of our environment. A fourth required course in the theory and practice of environmental education examines national and local models of environmental education, analyzes their relationship to contemporary issues of environmental literacy, and develops students' competencies in planning environmental education programs.

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