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  • Adventure Education
    over 45 years our graduates have played a primary role in developing and maintaining adventure programs across the nation Resident Bachelor of Arts Since our inception we have maintained a strong commitment to emphasizing extended field experiences for our undergraduate students We take students to the most remote and beautiful areas in our own state of Arizona as well as breathtaking locations around the world that serve to enhance our students learning Be it on snow vertical rock ocean river or the classroom we provide students with opportunities to develop theoretical grounding leadership abilities practical and technical skills health and fitness and sensitivity to the environment Students are offered an appropriate balance of structure and freedom in designing their degrees to match their heart s desires for learning Students earning a degree in adventure education are capable of providing and facilitating positive safe and comprehensive educational experiences for the broader public Our hallmark is extended field time and personal mentorship with seasoned experts Limited Residency Master of Arts Our Master of Arts program prepares educators and adventure based entrepreneurs through research and close association with professionals in the field To prepare for their future roles students self design course work exploring the philosophical foundations of experiential and adventure education Students entering the Limited Residency Master of Arts Adventure Education program should have prior experience and skills in an area related to their proposed concentration of study For example many students have spent several years wilderness backpacking mountaineering technical rock climbing kayaking canoeing working as ropes course facilitators sailing etc Others have taught in the public schools independent schools community facilities or international programs Regardless of starting point students who are interested in expanding their knowledge with studies in adventure education will find it a rich dynamic and growing field While each student has the opportunity to design a specialization that fits his or her professional needs the concentrations featured have crystallized as being central to the department s mission and vision Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available for students who wish to gain teaching experience and defray the cost of their Master s program A complete description and application instructions can be found here Expand All Minimize All Life Career Outcomes Life Career Outcomes Adventure Program Administrator Alpine Mountaineering Instructor Avalanche Course Educator Avalanche Forecaster Backcountry Ski Guide Camp Counselor Camp Director Emergency Medical Technician Environmental Educator Graduate School Mountain or Rock Climbing Guide National Outdoor Leadership School Instructor Administrator Outdoor Business Owner Outdoor Program Administrator Outward Bound Instructor Administrator River Guide Rock Climbing Instructor School Based Adventure Coordinator Scientific Research Technician in Extreme Environments Sea Kayaking Instructor Search and Rescue Staff Ski Instructor Ski Patrol Snow Safety Personnel Swiftwater Rescue Instructor Wilderness Medicine Educator Wilderness Therapy Staff Clinician Signature Courses Signature Courses Special Topics in ALE ENV Wood fired Ceramics Native Materials Faculty Mentor Guides Faculty Mentor Guides Joel Barnes Kaitlyn Boyle Robyn Bryers Lee James Erin Lotz David Lovejoy Denise Mitten Julie Munro Kristine Preziosi Academic Resources Academic Resources

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/study-areas/adventure-education (2016-02-13)
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  • Adventure-Based Environmental Education
    of structure and freedom in designing their degrees to match their heart s desires for learning Students earning a degree in adventure education are capable of providing and facilitating positive safe and comprehensive educational experiences for the broader public Our hallmark is extended field time and personal mentorship with seasoned experts Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Academic Elements Orientation Each fall and spring new Prescott College students find themselves in the classroom the breathtaking sometimes raw always diverse terrains and environments of the Southwest New Prescott students are introduced to the natural environment of the Southwest learn about themselves and each other and experience the educational philosophies of Prescott College during Orientation thus beginning the journey of developing relationships with their new home community and academic career For most students Orientation will mean a three week Desert Mountain and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and carry out an ambitious Senior Project This Project functions as both a demonstration of competence and a culmination of the undergraduate experience It may take the form of an ambitious research project a collection of original creative writing a curriculum plan and implementation a studio art exhibition a performance a case or field study or a challenging

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/adventure-based-environmental-education (2016-02-13)
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  • Experiential Education
    Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Academics at Prescott College Academics Home Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Prior Learning Assessment Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Academics Concentration Experiential Education Concentration Experiential Education Educators using the philosophy of experiential education learn how to construct meaningful learning experiences grounded in reflection application and practice These endeavors involve problem solving teamwork decision making resolving conflicts and reaching for new goals and opportunities Brain based research supports experiential education philosophy Students in this concentration examine the roots of experiential education as well as Dewey s goals of ethical development social justice and preparing students to be active citizens in a democracy while avoiding mis educative experiences Students explore the philosophical psychological and educational foundations and learn to apply experiential education in a wide array of educational settings including adventure education trips expeditionary learning schools ropes courses adventure therapy venues environmental and outdoor education ecotourism camps and traditional educational settings Limited Residency Master of Arts Our Master of Arts program prepares educators and adventure based entrepreneurs through research and close association with professionals in the field To prepare for their future roles students self design course work exploring the philosophical foundations of experiential and adventure education Students entering the Limited Residency Master of Arts Adventure Education program should have prior experience and skills in an area related to their proposed concentration of study For example many students have spent several years wilderness backpacking mountaineering technical rock climbing kayaking canoeing working as ropes course facilitators sailing etc Others have taught in the public schools independent schools community facilities or international programs Regardless of starting point students who are interested in expanding their knowledge with studies in adventure education will find it a rich dynamic and growing field While each student has the opportunity to design a specialization that fits his or her professional needs the concentrations featured have crystallized as being central to the department s mission and vision Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available for students who wish to gain teaching experience and defray the cost of their Master s program A complete description and application instructions can be found here Expand All Minimize All Life Career Outcomes Life Career Outcomes Adventure Educator Adventure Program Administrator Camp Director Collegiate Adventure Programmer Environmental Educator Experiential Education Teacher Wilderness Educator Faculty Mentor Guides Faculty Mentor Guides Denise Mitten Academic Resources Academic Resources Prescott College Library The Prescott College Library supports the curriculum with a variety of print and electronic resources Our library catalog reflects not only our collection but that of more than 30 other libraries in Yavapai

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/experiential-education (2016-02-13)
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  • Integral Adventure Education
    Prior Learning Assessment Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Academics Concentration Integral Adventure Education Concentration Integral Adventure Education The integral approach to Adventure Education seeks to integrate the mind body and spirit of the individual and or group Students in this field work to create experiences and programs that tap into the depth of transformational learning through adventure experiences Examining these situations through the lenses of individual development and cultural and societal interaction integral adventure education unfolds and considers the relationship among humans as well as humans in a biological context This integration of inner and outer realms of being is a primary focus of this concentration Limited Residency Master of Arts Our Master of Arts program prepares educators and adventure based entrepreneurs through research and close association with professionals in the field To prepare for their future roles students self design course work exploring the philosophical foundations of experiential and adventure education Students entering the Limited Residency Master of Arts Adventure Education program should have prior experience and skills in an area related to their proposed concentration of study For example many students have spent several years wilderness backpacking mountaineering technical rock climbing kayaking canoeing working as ropes course facilitators sailing etc Others have taught in the public schools independent schools community facilities or international programs Regardless of starting point students who are interested in expanding their knowledge with studies in adventure education will find it a rich dynamic and growing field While each student has the opportunity to design a specialization that fits his or her professional needs the concentrations featured have crystallized as being central to the department s mission and vision Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available for students who wish to gain teaching experience and defray the cost of their Master s program A complete description and application instructions can be found here Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Lim Res MA and MS Academic Elements Lim Res MA and MS Orientation All incoming Prescott College students are required to participate in New Student Orientation at the beginning of their first semester During Orientation you will receive information and experience activities designed to guide you through your specific program Orientation is a time during which students and faculty from diverse cultures different areas of study and with a variety of expertise can come together to build friendships exchange ideas and develop cohorts or informal networks to support you through your distance learning journey Students typically come away from Orientation inspired energized and ready for the next phase of independent scholarship Colloquia Limited Residency Master s students attend colloquia on the Prescott campus during each Fall and Spring semester Each Prescott Colloquium begins on Friday morning and goes until Sunday or Monday afternoon During the colloquia students connect with their cohort make presentations and contribute to ongoing dialogue and scholarship among peers and faculty Colloquia also include workshops that address the nuts and bolts of the limited residency programs and

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/integral-adventure-education (2016-02-13)
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  • Outdoor Experiential Education
    students We take students to the most remote and beautiful areas in our own state of Arizona as well as breathtaking locations around the world that serve to enhance our students learning Be it on snow vertical rock ocean river or the classroom we provide students with opportunities to develop theoretical grounding leadership abilities practical and technical skills health and fitness and sensitivity to the environment Students are offered an appropriate balance of structure and freedom in designing their degrees to match their heart s desires for learning Students earning a degree in adventure education are capable of providing and facilitating positive safe and comprehensive educational experiences for the broader public Our hallmark is extended field time and personal mentorship with seasoned experts Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Academic Elements Orientation Each fall and spring new Prescott College students find themselves in the classroom the breathtaking sometimes raw always diverse terrains and environments of the Southwest New Prescott students are introduced to the natural environment of the Southwest learn about themselves and each other and experience the educational philosophies of Prescott College during Orientation thus beginning the journey of developing relationships with their new home community and academic career For most students Orientation will mean a three week Desert Mountain and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/outdoor-experiential-education (2016-02-13)
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  • Outdoor Program Administration
    their degrees to match their heart s desires for learning Students earning a degree in adventure education are capable of providing and facilitating positive safe and comprehensive educational experiences for the broader public Our hallmark is extended field time and personal mentorship with seasoned experts Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Academic Elements Orientation Each fall and spring new Prescott College students find themselves in the classroom the breathtaking sometimes raw always diverse terrains and environments of the Southwest New Prescott students are introduced to the natural environment of the Southwest learn about themselves and each other and experience the educational philosophies of Prescott College during Orientation thus beginning the journey of developing relationships with their new home community and academic career For most students Orientation will mean a three week Desert Mountain and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and carry out an ambitious Senior Project This Project functions as both a demonstration of competence and a culmination of the undergraduate experience It may take the form of an ambitious research project a collection of original creative writing a curriculum plan and implementation a studio art exhibition a performance a case or field study or a challenging internship Another way of thinking about

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/outdoor-program-administration (2016-02-13)
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  • Student-Directed Competence
    earning a degree in adventure education are capable of providing and facilitating positive safe and comprehensive educational experiences for the broader public Our hallmark is extended field time and personal mentorship with seasoned experts Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Academic Elements Orientation Each fall and spring new Prescott College students find themselves in the classroom the breathtaking sometimes raw always diverse terrains and environments of the Southwest New Prescott students are introduced to the natural environment of the Southwest learn about themselves and each other and experience the educational philosophies of Prescott College during Orientation thus beginning the journey of developing relationships with their new home community and academic career For most students Orientation will mean a three week Desert Mountain and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and carry out an ambitious Senior Project This Project functions as both a demonstration of competence and a culmination of the undergraduate experience It may take the form of an ambitious research project a collection of original creative writing a curriculum plan and implementation a studio art exhibition a performance a case or field study or a challenging internship Another way of thinking about the Senior Project is as a bridge between a student s

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  • Therapeutic Use of Adventure Education
    growth and development in social and behavioral aspects Wilderness therapy and other outdoor behavior health OBH programs continue to grow Adventure educators are uniquely qualified to help bridge the clinical aspects of these programs with the skills and nature aspects Master s students working in therapeutic applications of adventure education prepare themselves to employ adventure based theories and techniques in nature based settings Areas of focus may be related to wilderness philosophy reflecting ecological elements such as living in the natural world and living in balance and connection with the ecology of place as well as aspects of deep ecology eco psychology rites of passage and other related perspectives Coursework can be outdoor program or practice oriented including history and theory of wilderness and adventure based therapy therapeutic facilitation skills risk management program evaluation rites of passage vision quests and ceremonial use of adventure activities human development group dynamics theories of change professional ethics helping relationships social and lifestyle issues and trauma and addiction Limited Residency Master of Arts Our Master of Arts program prepares educators and adventure based entrepreneurs through research and close association with professionals in the field To prepare for their future roles students self design course work exploring the philosophical foundations of experiential and adventure education Students entering the Limited Residency Master of Arts Adventure Education program should have prior experience and skills in an area related to their proposed concentration of study For example many students have spent several years wilderness backpacking mountaineering technical rock climbing kayaking canoeing working as ropes course facilitators sailing etc Others have taught in the public schools independent schools community facilities or international programs Regardless of starting point students who are interested in expanding their knowledge with studies in adventure education will find it a rich dynamic and growing field While each student has the opportunity to design a specialization that fits his or her professional needs the concentrations featured have crystallized as being central to the department s mission and vision Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available for students who wish to gain teaching experience and defray the cost of their Master s program A complete description and application instructions can be found here Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Lim Res MA and MS Academic Elements Lim Res MA and MS Orientation All incoming Prescott College students are required to participate in New Student Orientation at the beginning of their first semester During Orientation you will receive information and experience activities designed to guide you through your specific program Orientation is a time during which students and faculty from diverse cultures different areas of study and with a variety of expertise can come together to build friendships exchange ideas and develop cohorts or informal networks to support you through your distance learning journey Students typically come away from Orientation inspired energized and ready for the next phase of independent scholarship Colloquia Limited Residency Master s students attend colloquia on the Prescott campus during each Fall and Spring semester Each

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/therapeutic-applications-adventure-education (2016-02-13)
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