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Master of Natural Resources

Would you like to earn a master’s degree in order to advance professionally and gain valuable experience, all within a 12 month period?

The Master of Natural Resources is the degree for you!

The Master of Natural Resources degree is tailored for professionals advancing in the fields of environmental education and science communication. This degree offers coursework in the theory and practice of place-based education, fundamentals of place-based ecology, and science communication and the environment, providing a launching pad to careers in teaching, outdoor education, science communication in museums or nature centers, natural resources and many more. In addition to coursework, students will gain 13 weeks of mentored outdoor, STEM teaching experience for K12 students. Coursework, practical teaching experience, a summer internship and a capstone project portfolio combine to complete the master’s degree requirements as well as a graduate certificate in environmental education and science communication. All student work occurs under the guidance of a University of Idaho, doctorate-level faculty major advisor in residence at MOSS.

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If you have further questions, please contact Graduate Program Coordinator, Leslie Dorsey, at or call 208-885-1085.

Master of Natural Resources. Major in Natural Resources. Environmental Education and Science Communication Option.
Courses for this option to total 32 credits<


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Semester  CRN Course Title Credit  MNR Course Type Requirement
Fall 41415  NRS 501: Seminar Contemporary Issues in Society and Natural Resources Elective Credits
Fall 39425  NRS 560: Place-based Ecology I 4 Ecology and Management
Fall 43373  NRS 556: Team Leadership for Environmental Educators 1 Human Dimensions
Fall 39426  NRS 562: Field Science Teaching 2 Tools and Technology
Fall 39429  NRS 567: Environmental Education Teaching Practicum I 2 Tools and Technology
Fall 39428  NRS 563: Place- based Environmental Education 4 Policy Planning and Law
      Total: 14   
Spring 73229  NRS 501: Seminar Contemporary Issues in Society and Natural Resources 1 Elective Credits
Spring 72567  NRS 566: Place-based Ecology II 4 Ecology and Management
Spring 72629  NRS 565: Science Communication and the Environment 4 Human Dimensions
Spring 71536  NRS 564: Teaching Environmental Education in a Winter Environment 2 Tools and Technology;
Spring 75137  NRS 557: Community Leadership for Environmental Educators 1 Human Dimensions
Spring 71538  NRS 568: Environmental Education Teaching Practicum II 2 Policy Planning and Law
      Total: 14   
Summer faculty specific  NRS 599: Research: Portfolio development and S.E.S. integration project 2 Case Study Project
Summer 83928  NRS 569: Environmental Education Teaching Practicum III 2 Elective Credits
      Total: 4  
      Total Credits: 32  

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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
1800 University Lane
McCall, ID 83638

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1025
McCall, ID 83638

Phone: 208-885-1080

Fax: 208-634-5244



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