What to Expect
Graduate student participants in our program can expect to:
- engage in challenging, relevant course work
- serve as an instructor in our K12 programs by participating in a teaching practicum to practice and improve their teaching skills
- be mentored by a faculty member
- serve as a peer leader in the role of "Program Host"
- be a member of a small, western mountain community and remote campus location. MOSS graduate students will have ample opportunities to develop and practice intentional group membership dynamics.
- develop their own curriculum
- work with a diverse group of students
- Learn and integrate - Through independent learning and collaborative study, attain, use and develop knowledge in ecology, teaching theory and leadership theory
- Think and create - Use multiple thinking strategies to identify and examine real-world examples of theories explored in coursework and their implications for teaching, leadership and ecological understanding
- Communicate – Acquire, articulate, create and convey intended meaning using verbal and non-verbal methods of communication that demonstrate respect and understanding in a complex society.
- Clarify purpose and perspective –Explore one's professional identity through transformational experiences that foster an awareness of self, relationships and diverse perspectives
- Practice citizenship – Apply principles of ethical leadership, collaborative engagement, socially responsible behavior, respect for diversity in an interdependent world and a service-oriented commitment to advance and sustain local and global communities.