Combine your passions for the natural world and for teaching in APU’s master’s degree program in Outdoor and Environmental Education.
Farm and Forest will be your classroom on APU’s Kellogg Campus in Palmer, Alaska, where you will hone your teaching skills at the Kellogg Field School outdoor education lab school.
Join a small cohort of peers while pursuing your interest in outdoor, environmental, adventure and wilderness education in a seamless, place-based program in a place of unparalleled beauty.
The only program of its kind in Alaska (or almost anywhere!), APU’s Master of Science degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education (MSOEE) prepares professionals in outdoor-related careers, current teachers and others with a passion for the outdoors for advancement into many interdisciplinary career fields involving outdoor education. Experiential learning starts early on in this personalized, hands-on program, where you will combine theory with design and delivery of curricula in the on-site teaching/learning lab that serves children and adults eager to learn about nature, well-being and the outdoors.
- Agency Environmental Educator
- Nature Center Director
- Certified Instructor
- Eco-Tourism Programmer
- Military Recreational Specialist
Outdoor and Environmental Education Literacy
The Power of Place in Education
Curriculum Design for Outdoor Education
Teaching Methods in Outdoor Education
Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association
Full-time undergraduate and graduate students from Alakanuak, Emmonak, Grayling, Kotlik, Mountain Village and Nunam Iqua, GPA of 2.5 or higher, awarded through Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association
Saltchuk Alaska Scholarship
Full-time undergraduate or part-time graduate Alaskan residents in communities where Saltchuk operates, GPA of 3.0 or higher
Leah J. Peterson Scholarship
Students who desire to become future educators
Joseph Neale Memorial Scholarship
Outdoor Studies, sophomore or higher, additional requirements must be met
Teaching in Alaska. Preparing at APU.
There is no better place than APU, where teacher candidates can prepare to teach K-8 students in elementary or middle school. At APU, the graduate Certification Only-Option Program (CO-OP) provides you early on in the program with experiential, hands-on learning that will prepare you to achieve Alaska state licensure and reach your professional career goals as an educator. Challenging opportunities for K-8 certificated teachers abound throughout Alaska in a variety of natural settings, areas, and cultures. APU’s Education Department has a solid reputation and a proven success rate with graduates who are now teaching in their own classrooms across the State. We stress APU’s commitment to Alaska’s multicultural, intercultural and international heritage and communities.
Moving and craving adventure? Get paid to do what you love. In Outdoor Studies, we prepare students for meaningful lives and careers working with people in the outdoors through expedition and active learning. Students earn either a bachelors in Outdoor Studies or a master of science in Outdoor and Environmental Education.
Our classes utilize Alaska’s millions of acres of wildlands and diverse human resources to provide unmatched opportunities to experience and learn the skills and knowledge needed to be an outdoor professional. You will be prepared for positions in parks and recreation, commercial recreation, outdoor and environmental education, wilderness therapy, and snow science.