This option will prepare students for careers as educators within the broad field of natural resources and to help them learn to bridge the gap in knowledge that exists between experts and others. The focus is on youth or community education that occurs outside of formal school settings. Those interested in becoming K–12 teachers should explore options offered by the College of Education, including their dual degree option.
No more than 24 credits from one department; no more than 20 lower-division credits.
Natural Resource Base (17 credits)
FES 251. Recreation Resource Management (4)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
Plus 7 additional credits from AG, FE, FOR, FW, GEO or another area of natural resources.
Education/Communication Processes (23 credits)
FES 493. Environmental Interpretation (4)
SOC 450. Sociology of Education (4)
ED/TCE 216. *Purpose, Structure, and Function of Education in a Democracy (3)
ED/TCE 219. Civil Rights and Multicultural Issues in Education (3)
ED/TCE 253. Learning Across the Lifespan (3)
WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)
Plus 3 upper-division credits in speech communication, education (see especially Teacher and Counselor Education), agriculture education, writing, or an allied communication/education field; supervised internships can be used to meet this requirement, if approved in advance.
Note: Writing I, Writing II, and Speech are required by the baccalaureate core, and may not be used toward the "3 upper-division credits" requirement above. WR 327 must be taken in addition to Writing I, Writing II, and Speech.
The courses below should be taken in the Natural Resources Core:
From the Vegetation ID area of the Natural Resources Core:
FES 141. Tree and Shrub Identification (3)
or FES 241. Dendrology (5)
* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)