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.

Pursue a non-cert bachelor of arts, or obtain your teaching license in:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • K-12 Mild-to-Moderate Special Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education

Our Education programs are perfect 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 skills 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 by pursuing a teaching license, or in the fields of environmental education…Students have the option of working either online or on-campus.

Key program information

Start Dates:
May 21, 2024 (online only)
August 20, 2024
January 14, 2025

Application Deadlines:
May 10, 2024
August 5, 2024
January 2, 2025
May 12, 2025

August 2, 2024
December 20, 2024

Application Checklist

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

Student-run Bike Repair Station Installed in the Village

Did you know that there is a bike stand with cable-attached tools in the Village for students to fix, adjust, and maintain their bikes? Thanks to facilities for installing the repair station, the Sustainability Council for funding this student proposal, and to Housing + Space Committee for approving its final location. We hope this repair station is a successful pilot project so that an “external” (i.e., public-facing) repair station can be established and open to all community bikers!

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.