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University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Urban Environmental Education, MA

MA in Education: Urban Environmental Education
AU Seattle
Credits for Degree: 48 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 15 months

Program Overview

Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Urban Environmental Education (UEE). The UEE concentration reflects the mission of Antioch University to provide an innovative and immersive approach to learning that prepares educators to address the social, educational, economic and cultural issues of urban life. Education becomes a powerful means for aligning environmental outcomes with the complexities of urban life through relevant and meaningful strategies including place-based learning, youth and community development, and environmental justice.

The concentration in UEE will respond to the changing urban demographic by creating a diverse and fully engaged cadre of educators who can serve as leaders, mentors and role models for urban youth as they grapple with issues through the boundaries of school and community. We learn from each other and the multiple perspectives within the communities where we practice. Our approach creates leaders who know how to incorporate the ecology of the city, respond to the multiple cultural perspectives and are able to educate others about the social, cultural, political and economic forces that drive city environments. This includes cultivating civic engagement intended to align environmental solutions with improvements in shelter, food, water, air, safety and health.

Program Highlights

The UEE is structured as a cohort model. The educational approaches will extend teaching and interdisciplinary learning to include youth and community development and environmental justice. The program prepares educators to work with communities by designing environmental education methods, place - based learning and community engagement as a means to authentically work within the complexity of urban neighborhoods. Educational efforts will take place in communities working closely with local organizations that focus on sustainability, resilience and environmental justice.

Concentration/Endorsement Options

Concentration areas are selected or designed by students in cooperation with an advisor. Students can combine courses, independent studies and collaboration projects. Areas of specific interest include Environmental and Sustainability Education, First Peoples’ Education and Adult Education, among others.

Admission Requirements

In addition to fulfilling the general admission requirements of Antioch Seattle, applicants must have:

  • BA or BS degree

Admissions decisions will consider:

  • Cumulative GPA
  • A current resume
  • Structured admissions interview
  • AUS writing Sample

Current Tuition and Fees

University Tuition and Fees  

Plan of Study

Core Knowledge Areas (16 quarter credits, satisfied by required courses)

Required UEE Courses (48 quarter credits)