Experiential Learning & Development

Master of Education

PSU’s new Master of Education 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 8-12 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

Curriculum 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

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