Why this program?

Like us, you believe that a classroom is more than just four walls. With a mission to create a healthy, just, and sustainable world, you seek to solve problems by getting into the field and taking action. You want to be an out-of-the-ordinary kind of teacher and educator. Luckily, this is no ordinary education program. Hands-on and community-based, get ready to discover non-traditional education models and gain real-world experience while you earn your degree. Great for students who want to accelerate into either a certification or non-cert Master’s degrees, such as the MA in Education or EdM, and who want to specialize in Environmental or Social Justice Education. 

What can you do with this degree?

Our graduates typically work for school districts, organizations, cities, governmental agencies, public lands, non-profits, camps, mental health programs, and political advocacy groups.

What will this program look like?

Build lead instruction with many types of learners, design your own programs, and build curriculum that engages students of all types and addresses societal needs. As you earn your degree, gain valuable real-world experience in your own field or work, or in one of our field stations in Kino Bay, Mexico, Tucson, AZ, or Maasailand, in Kenya. Specialize in early childhood education, environmental education, social justice education, social and emotional learning, mental health, political advocacy, or design your own degree. Work either online or on-campus.

Key program information

Start Date
August 22, 2023
January 16, 2024
May 21, 2024 (online students only)

Application Deadlines
August 1, 2023
December 21, 2023
May 1, 2024 (online students only)

Application Checklist

  • Completed Application
  • Official transcripts
  • List of References
  • Essay

Admissions & Apply

Careers & Opportunities

Career Pathways

Education BA degree leads to so many possibilities. Here are just a few:

  • Teacher
  • Curriculum Writer
  • School Director
  • Professor in Higher Ed
  • Environmental Educator
  • Social Justice Educator
  • Museum Programmer
  • Diversity and Inclusion Trainer
  • Outdoor Educator
  • Climate/Environment and Racial Justice Advocate
  • Library Programmer
  • Children’s Programmer for Public Lands
  • Camp Director

Career Planning

Our student success team works with you to map out a plan that works, for your goals and your life. There are many ways to get where you’re going, and we’ve seen it all!

Are you interested in being part of our community?

One thing we all have in common is our passion – passion for helping others, passion for the environment, passion for social justice and a passion for a different kind of learning experience.