A Letter From the Director
Your Master’s degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education (MSOEE) from Alaska Pacific University signals a commitment to the natural world and its power to help people flourish. It’s also a sign that you love a challenge.
At Alaska Pacific University, our OEE home base is a 800 acre working farm that doubles as your active-learning lab, where students like you can design and deliver environmental learning programs year-round. Our home here at the Kellogg Campus, just 45 minutes northeast of APU’s main campus, encompasses open fields, northern forest, spring fens and winding trails – pristine terrain that’s waiting to be explored and interpreted by educators like you.
Take part, if you choose, in a community supported agriculture project for a hands-on (and hands dirty) education in sustainable farming. Challenge yourself to research Alaska-based issues familiar to OEE professionals worldwide, including the values of wilderness education and place-based learning, alternative curriculum implementation or land-use conflicts among many others.
You’ll join our intentionally small cohorts for learning that may occur around the farmhouse fireplace, in the yurt, at the interactive children’s garden and any outdoor space in between. Surrounding it all: Glacier-covered peaks that you’re welcome to explore by joining APU-sponsored travel courses.
By combining your love of the outdoors with a desire to educate others, your MSOEE degree readies you for careers that bring science to the public and students to the outdoors. Consider opportunities with government agencies as well as national or state parks, municipal youth programs, Farm-to-School projects, and outreach agencies, among others.
Welcome to the Master of Science degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education. And welcome to Kellogg Farm Campus, your home for place-based learning .
– Steve Rubinstein, MSOEE Program Director