3+2 M.A.Ed. in Environmental Education Program with a B.A. in Biology

This is an accelerated program for students interested in a foundation in the biological sciences leading toward a career in environmental education and related fields. In five years, students earn both the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biology and the Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) with a concentration in Environmental Education.

This program focuses on issues of global as well as local environmental education; therefore, students electing this program are strongly encouraged to take a semester abroad. Students in this program also can work toward a Pennsylvania teaching credential.

Interested students register as Biology majors and will complete the bachelor’s degree in four years and begin taking graduate-level courses during the senior year. Upon entry to Arcadia, students must notify their advisers as to their interest in this program and its options to ensure they take the required sequence of courses.

Students must apply for the 3+2 program midway through the junior year and, because this is an accelerated program, must have at least a 3.0 GPA at that time. In the summer of the junior year, students start taking graduate courses leading toward the master’s degree.

Students who do not meet eligibility requirements of this accelerated program or who want more flexibility in their undergraduate program may take both degrees, the B.A. in Biology and the M.A.Ed. in Environmental Education, in the normal sequence.

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