Experiential Learning & Development

Master of Education

DescriptionDegree OptionsAdmissions Requirements
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 education. Choose 16-19 credits of specialization component coursework that are taken directly through either Project Adventure or High 5 multi-day workshops. Remaining credits of the specialization component are comprised of guided projects and other customized learning experiences. The master’s core component courses and the required Risk Management, Theories of Learning, and capstone courses are all completed in a distance format directly through PSU.
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

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

Admissions requirements for the MEd in Integrated Arts 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

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.