Experiential Learning & Development

Master of Education

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Plymouth State’s MEd in Experiential Learning and Development serves professionals who seek to further their careers in such fields as outdoor adventure education, wilderness leadership, corporate experiential training, college or high school outdoor programs, youth adventure programming or summer adventure recreation programming. This 34 credit degree is distance based, and is designed for students who are currently working in outdoor adventure education or a related field of experiential learning.
This program does not require students to complete coursework on the Plymouth, NH campus. A portion of this degree is offered through partnerships with Project Adventure and High 5 Adventure Learning Center, two leading providers of professional training in adventure learning. Through multi-day workshops, guided projects and other customized learning experiences, you will choose your specialization component coursework taken directly though either Project Adventure or High 5. The master’s core courses and capstone completed directly through PSU are delivered online.

Note: students who wish to pursue an adventure-related career in Physical Education or a similar field should consider the MEd in Physical Education, Adventure Learning concentration

Reflection Paper Guidelines
Guided Projects
Registering for Workshop Credit
Students will complete the 34 credit master’s program with the following requirements.

Master’s Core Component – 9 credits

Experiential Learning Component – 22 credits

EE 5105 Risk Management for Experiential Education 3
ED 5060 Theories of Learning and Cognitive Development 3
Project Adventure/High 5 approved electives 16

Capstone Experience – 3 credits

Total for MEd in Experiential Learning and Development – 34 credits

Admission requirements for the MEd in Experiential Learning and Development requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee

Summer 2018 Registration – Opens April 16
Fall 2018 Registration – Opens April 16

Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!

Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Course Offerings” tab, and using the first “Class Schedule Search” option. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.

Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.

New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to psu-registration@plymouth.edu or faxed to 603-535-2724.

Registering for Workshop Credit? Students must register for workshop course credits within 30 days of their workshop, and must submit their work before the end of the term in which the course occurs. Guided Projects do not need to occur in the same term as the workshop. Registration for all workshops should be completed by submitting the Workshop Registration Form to the Registrar’s Office.

EE and ED Course Offerings 2018
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when Education and Experiential Education classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.