Natural Resource Education Option
This option is available within the Natural Resources major at the following locations:
This option will prepare students for careers as natural resource educators. Students may choose to focus on teaching in informal settings such as interpretive centers, aquariums, museums, and parks or pursue a career in formal education at middle or high school level.
For students wanting a teaching license to teach Biology or Integrated Science in middle and/or high school, the College of Education offers three pathways. The Education Double Degree allows students to earn a BA or BS in Education as well as their BS in Natural Resources. At graduate-level, students can earn a Master of Science in Education (MS) or Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).
Option Code: 679
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Describe ecological processes, including human impacts that influence ecosystem change, natural succession and the future sustainability of natural resources.
- Characterize natural resources and be able to quantify at least one of these resources.
- Envision desired future conditions in an area to achieve a set of natural resource-related objectives, prescribe management actions needed to achieve those objectives, and evaluate success of these actions.
- Describe how the use, management, and allocation of natural resources are affected by laws, policies, economic factors (both market and non-market), and characteristics (including demographic, cultural, ethnic, and “values” differences) of private and public resource owners and users.
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with audiences of diverse backgrounds.
- Work effectively with, and within, interdisciplinary and diverse groups to resolve management problems and achieve management objectives.
A Specialty Option in the Natural Resources major requires a minimum of 37 credits including at least 20 upper division credits and a minimum GPA of 2.25.
|Option Requirements 1|
|FES 430||FOREST AS CLASSROOM||4|
|Natural Resource Base|
|FOR 111||INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY||3|
|or FES 342||FOREST TYPES OF THE NORTHWEST|
|FW 251||PRINCIPLES OF FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION||3|
|TRAL 493||ENVIRONMENTAL INTERPRETATION||4|
|Education and Program Development|
|ED 216||*PURPOSE, STRUCTURE, AND FUNCTION OF EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRACY||3|
|or ED 219||*SOCIAL JUSTICE,CIVIL RIGHTS & MULTICULTURALISM IN EDUCATION|
|ED 253||LEARNING ACROSS THE LIFESPAN||3|
|ED 496||TECHNOLOGY FOR EDUCATORS||3|
|SED 413||INQUIRY IN SCIENCE AND SCIENCE EDUCATION||3|
|Select a minimum of 12 credits from either or both of the following categories: 2||12|
|*PURPOSE, STRUCTURE, AND FUNCTION OF EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRACY|
or ED 219
|*SOCIAL JUSTICE,CIVIL RIGHTS & MULTICULTURALISM IN EDUCATION|
|APPLIED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY IN K-12 SCHOOLS|
|LEARNING STYLES AND NEEDS IN ADOLESCENCE|
|Natural Resource Electives|
|INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY|
|*HUMAN IMPACTS ON ECOSYSTEMS|
|*OCEANS IN PERIL|
|BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN MANAGED FORESTS|
|BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF MARINE MAMMALS|
|*FOOD FROM THE SEA|
|COASTAL ECOLOGY AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT|
|AVIAN CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT|
|MAMMAL CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT|
|MARINE CONSERVATION BIOLOGY|
|*EARTH SYSTEMS SCIENCE|
|*EVOLUTION OF PLANET EARTH|
|*NATIONAL PARK GEOLOGY AND PRESERVATION|
|FOUNDATIONS OF ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP|
|NATURE IN STORYTELLING OVER THE CENTURIES|
|PRINCIPLES OF RANGELAND ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT|
|RANGELAND RESTORATION AND MANAGEMENT|
|RIPARIAN ECOHYDROLOGY AND MANAGEMENT|
|RECREATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT|
|OUTDOOR RECREATION MANAGEMENT ON PUBLIC LANDS|
or TRAL 357
|*PARKS AND PROTECTED AREAS MANAGEMENT|
|*BIODIVERSITY: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES, AND CONSERVATION|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Up to 6 credits of appropriate internships, projects, or study abroad may be used to fulfill requirements in this option as approved by petition
Students select a minimum of 12 credits from either the Education Electives or Natural Resource electives. Students may choose to focus on teaching in informal education settings or formal classroom instruction in middle or high schools.
Students pursuing the Education Double Degree or the Master of Science in Education should choose classes that can double count for the courses listed in Content Mastery for Biology or Integrated Science. An Oregon teacher license requires additional science courses not listed in the Natural Resource major or the Natural Resource Education option. To satisfy the biology and integrated science endorsement requirements, Natural Resource students need to take the 200 level biology, two additional courses in chemistry to make it a full year and at least two physics classes. Students must work closely with their advisor(s) to plan an appropriate plan of study to meet their goals
Option Code: 679