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EDGE Program Description

**Please note that the EDGE program will not be accepting students for Summer 2017. We will be applying for approval for a revised program curriculum and will recommence classes Summer 2018**

The EDGE Program coursework is offered 100% online. To earn this Master of Science degree, teachers will take sixteen (16) credits of courses in their first summer, followed by three terms of one course each during the academic year, and finishing up with 17 credits their second summer. This program requires that teachers earn forty-five (45) graduate-level credits in geography courses designed to give teachers familiarity with geography content as well as some pedagogical approaches. Teachers complete a final portfolio of lessons over the course of their studies that will serve as a final project. The requirements for the portfolio will be tailored to the teachers needs and aspirations in teaching geography content.

Up to fifteen (15) graduate credits can be applied from another accredited institution, provided that they 1) have not been applied towards another degree, and 2) are related to the content provided in this program. Click here for the process of transferring credit through the Graduate School.

Example Course Plan with no Transfer Credits:

SUMMER I
GEOG 605: Geog of Globalization & Development
GEOG 607: Place-Based Education
GEOG 607: Seminar in geographic Pedagogy
GEOG 607: Fundamentals of Geography for Educators I

FALL 
GEOG 605: Our Digital Earth

WINTER 
GEOG 605: Intro to Human Geography

SPRING
GEOG 605: The Natural Environment

SUMMER II
GEOG 571: North American Historical Landscapes
GEOG 607: Place-based Ed in Practice
GEOG 607: Fundamentals of Geography for Educators II
GEOG 613: Geographic Methods
GEOG 601: Portfolio Project