Natural Resource Education Option

Also available via Ecampus.


This option will prepare students for careers as natural resource educators. Students may choose to focus on teaching in informal settings such as interpretive center, aquariums, museums, and parks or pursue a career in formal education in a K-12 classroom.

Students on the Corvallis campus may wish to explore the Education Double Degree program offered by the College of Education which allows students t oearn a BA or BS in Education as well as thier BS in Natural Resources. https://education.oregonstate.edu/education-double-degree. Courses in this option may be double counted with the Education Double Degree where applicable.

Minimum of 40 credits with 20 upper-division credits required.

Measurements (4 credits)

FES 430. Forest as Classroom (4)

Natural Resource Base (10 credits)

FOR 111. Introduction to Forestry (3)
    or FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
TRAL 493. Environmental Interpretation (4)

Education and Program Development (12 credits)

ED 216. *Purpose, Structure, and Function of Education in a Democracy (3)
    or ED 219. Civil Rights and Multicultural Issues in Education (3)
ED 253. Learning Across the Lifespan (3)
ED 496. Technology for Educators (3) [Pending approval]
SED 413. Inquiry in Science and Science Education (3)

Electives (minimum of 11 credits)

Students may choose a minimum of 11 credits from either category below. Students may choose to focus on teaching in informal education settings or formal classroom instruction/licensure in K–12 schools. Students should work with their advisor to plan an appropriate plan of study to meet their goals.

Education Electives

ED 216. *Purpose, Structure, and Function of Education in a Democracy (3)
    or ED 219. Civil Rights and Multicultural Issues in Education (3)
ED 309. Field Practicum (3-6)
ED 411. Educational Pychology, Learning and Development (3)
ED 412. Learning Styles and Needs in Adolescence (2)
SED 406. Projects (1-6)
SED 412. Technology Foundations for Teaching Math and Science (3)
SED 435. Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences (3)

Natural Resource Electives

BI 150. Introduction to Marine Biology (3)
BI 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (3)
    or FW 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (3)
BI 347. *Oceans in Peril (3)
BI 348. *Human Ecology (3)
FES 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3)
FES 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
    or FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 464. Marine Conservation Biology (3)
GEO 202. *Earth Systems Science (4)
GEO 203. *Evolution on Planet Earth (4)
GEO 307. *National Park Geology and Preservation (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
RNG 455. Riparian Ecohydrology and Management (4)
TRAL 251. Recreation Resource Management (4)
TRAL 351. Outdoor Recreation Management on Public Lands (3)
TRAL 352. Wilderness Management (3)
    or TRAL 357. Parks and Protected Areas Management (3)
Z 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conservation (3)

Note: Up to 6 credits of appropriate internships, projects, or study abroad may be used to fulfill requirements in this option as approved by petition.

Total=37 minimum


Footnote:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
 ^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 679