Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.15
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date Feb. 29, 2016
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Slippery Rock University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (1st program):
Master of Science in Park and Resource Management

A brief description of the graduate degree program (1st program):

The on-line masters program in Park and Resource Management consists of 24 credits of coursework plus a 6-credit internship, for a total of 30 credits. Graduate study in Park and Resource Management combined with current work experience in the field offer excellent preparation for professionals interested in leading others who have dedicated their careers to protecting and preserving America’s parks and other natural and historical areas.

The program is designed for currently employed professionals in park and resource management who are interested in enrolling as degree-seeking students at the graduate level. Courses are taught via the Internet exclusively. For this reason, program candidates must have access to an internet-capable PC or Macintosh and an Internet connection (recommended 56k or higher).

The program can be completed in two calendar years. Students may begin the MS program in either fall or spring semester. Two courses are offered each semester fall and spring. Internships are usually completed in the summer.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master of Education Degree in Environmental Education

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

Slippery Rock University’s Master of Education in Environmental Education was initially designed for the classroom teacher who wants to address state and national guidelines for environmental education in their lessons and assist their schools and districts in “greening” their curriculum. The program now benefits students who are interested in working at non-formal educational institutions where they will be providing programs for students and teachers, and where they will be emphasizing curriculum and program development. Since environmental education is frequently integrated into the curriculum, rather than addressed as a separate subject, the program helps students develop those competencies while increasing their understanding of societal interactions with ecological systems.

The online environmental education program consists of 30 credit hours. Students complete eight courses (three credits each) as well as six credits of internship.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
No

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