Academics at Prescott College
Master of Arts in Education
Limited-Residency Master of Arts Education students design programs combining a focus on their particular areas of interest with educational theory and practice, in both formal and non-formal settings. Many students pursue a concentration in one of the following aspects of education:
School Guidance Counseling
Students seeking Arizona School Guidance Counseling Certification can become eligible for a Prescott College Institutional Recommendation (IR) leading to Arizona School Guidance Counseling Certification upon successful completion of this Master of Arts program. Students must participate in orientation and attend graduate colloquia scheduled during the students’ enrollment. Prescott College accepts up to 15 graduate semester credits in transfer course work from other regionally-accredited post-secondary institutions as long as College faculty members confirm that the courses and credits to be transferred meet College-established curricular standards and expectations. If a student is planning to obtain certification in a state other than Arizona, the student is responsible for research into that state’s certification requirements in order to ensure compliance. Upon successful completion of the degree, each student must apply to the College for an Institutional Recommendation (IR) for Arizona School Guidance Counseling Certification.
Education & Teacher Preparation
The basis of the program curriculum is an individualized learning model that revolves around an agreed-upon and consistent course syllabus accompanied by an individualized study plan. The course study plan forms the foundation of the course and is developed as a cooperative document with the student, the Prescott College faculty advisor, and the on-site mentor teacher. The study plan covers the course curriculum, the student’s specific learning targets which are aligned to the students’ work with their mentor to create activities that meet the learning targets.
The Prescott College approach to Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) invites participants to explore non-mental health areas such as: experiential education, organizational development, coaching, effective facilitation, and relational horsemanship. The Certificate program blends together real-life application with hands-on experience under the guidance of internationally renowned practitioners for life-changing results. The course work explores the theoretical understanding, ethical issues, facilitation skills, and relational equine skills crucial for mastery. This concentration focuses on human and other living systems and patterns that enhance transformative learning experience for others.
Pioneering educator John Dewey taught that all true learning comes through experience. Students in this discipline explore classic and current theory of experiential education and hands-on application.
This discipline relates the field of education to the intricate systems of socially constructed identity as they exist within the US paradigm. Students will examine theoretical foundations within multicultural education as they relate to the dominant culture within the US educational landscape.
Life & Career OutcomesLife & Career Outcomes
- Environmental Educator
- Outdoor Business Owner
- Outdoor Program Administrator
Faculty & Mentor GuidesFaculty & Mentor Guides
Academic ResourcesAcademic Resources
Prescott College Library
The Prescott College Library supports the curriculum with a variety of print and electronic resources. Our library catalog reflects not only our collection but that of more than 30 other libraries in Yavapai county. A system-wide library card allows borrowers to request books from any library in the county. Online resources include millions of full-text articles available through our article databases, and over 130,000 e-books available through ebrary.More Information