The best educators are those who can creatively teach core curriculum topics both inside and outside the classroom. By adding EBL credentials to your resumé, you will learn how to use assets within your own community to engage and motivate students to want to learn.
Our 12-credit-hour program is offered to Mary Baldwin undergraduate and graduate students as well available to seasoned educators and others interested in learning from the natural environment.
Required courses are both offered online; elective courses are offered during one-week summer sessions with online follow-up.
IN 626 Environment-Based Learning (3sh)
ED 620 The Outdoor Classroom: EBL Program Development, Implementation, and Development (3sh)
Select two additional courses from the following:
- ED 616 Nature Journaling across the Curriculum
- ED 617 Math in the Garden
- ED 618 Natural Research: Plant and Animal Studies in the Outdoors
- ED 619 Trout in the Classroom
- ED 621 Storytelling: A Pathway to Curriculum Integration
- ED 626 Chesapeake Classrooms
- ED 628 Reading on the River
- ED 629 The Trail to Every Classroom
- IN 605 Inquiry in the Natural Sciences
- IN 634 The Intersection of Life and Land: Issue Driven Investigations
For questions, or to register or enroll, please contact Tamra Willis, associate professor of education and director of the Environment Based-Learning program, at 540-887-7135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 2015-16, the cost of the program is $450 per credit hour. In addition, you will incur a per semester technology fee of $58. The cost of books will vary. You should estimate approximately $100 per class.