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When you want to teach about life beyond classroom walls, you’ve come to the right place

Your master’s of science degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education prepares you for careers that make the most of your love of the natural world and all the lessons it holds.

MSOEE at APU is the only program of its kind in Alaska. Study with us and explore Alaska-based issues as you gain portable skills in research, communication, teamwork and environmental literacy. In addition to attracting teachers concerned about nature deficit, MSOEE readies you for advanced coursework as well as careers at places like environmental centers, public and private outreach agencies, and outdoor-based leadership programs.

APU’s intentionally small class sizes let you work collaboratively with faculty and close-knit peers. Your laboratory for structured, place-based learning is Kellogg Farm, the university’s 700-acre community service agriculture site in Palmer, near the foot of the Chugach Mountains.

As an MSOEE student, you’ll design and deliver Kellogg programs for adults and children throughout the seasons. You’ll graduate with demonstrated ability as an environmental educator, capable of applying classroom knowledge to a variety of real-world settings.

Your degree is grounded in APU’s commitment to experiential learning, an approach favored by outdoor and environmental educators because it animates learning for retention. Active learning in MSOEE ranges from developing interpretive signs and trails to enrolling in APU’s outdoor field courses to conducting workshops at local schools, and lots more.