Environmental Education

Description
The concentration in environmental education is for traditional and nontraditional educators and is designed to establish standards for professional excellence in environmental education. Environmental education is taught in traditional classrooms and as community programs such as those at nature centers, museums, parks and zoos. The course work required in the concentration increases the environmental literacy of future educators, fosters community leadership strategies, and provides practice in environmental education teaching methods.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.

12 Hours Required

SCN 201 OR 301 Ecology and Natural History of the Sonoran Desert (3)

SCN 207 OR 307 Learning from Nature: Biomimicry and STEM (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only SCN 307 or SCN 494 (Learning from Nature: Biomimicry & STEM))

SCN 208 OR 308 Urban Environmental Education (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

SCN 300 Foundations of Environmental Education (3)

SCN 302 Outdoor Education (3) OR SCN 308 Urban Environmental Education (3)

SCN 310  Biodiversity Conservation: An Educational Inquiry (4) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only SCN 310 or SCN 294 (Biodiversity Conservation) or SCN 494 (Biodiversity Conservation))

Elective courses (6 credit hours)

SCN 209 Introduction to Environmental Education Project (1) 

OR

SCN 309 Environmental Education Project: including course topics: Project Learning Tree, Project WET, Project Wild, Globe, Outdoor Explorers Guide to the Universe, Outdoor Explorers Guide to Geology, Wild Aquatic, Flying Wild (1) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

SCN 303 Environmental Education Internship (1-2) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

SCN 304 Sonoran Desert Flora (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

SCN 305 Tropical Ecology: A Cultural Exchange (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only SCN 305 or SCN 494 (Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica))

SCN 400 Sustainability Science for Teachers (3) (Prerequisite(s): admission to the Professional Program; Credit is allowed for only SCN 400 or SCN 401 or SCN 494 (Sustainability for the Elementary Teacher))

OR

SCN 401 Sustainability Science, Technology and Society (3) (Prerequisite(s): non-Teacher Preparation student; minimum junior standing; Credit is allowed for only SCN 400 or SCN 401 or SCN 494 (Sustainability Science, Technology, and Society))

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Tempe, Polytechnic

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

TEEVEDEMPH

College/School

College/School

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

480‐965‐5555
education@asu.edu

ED 120 - Tempe

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