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  • Professional Teacher Preparation - Elementary and Secondary Education Certification
    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 undergraduate career and work after graduation The Senior Project stands as a calling card that proclaims to graduate schools prospective employers and the world Look this is what I m capable of doing Life Career

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  • Secondary Education M Ed
    credit hour intensive sequenced 3 to 4 term master s degree program prepares students for teacher certification in grades 7 12 in their teaching major and or minor Students come to Prescott for a three day New Student Orientation and subsequently once per semester for a three day Colloquium in Prescott Course work is completed online and through independent study with the help of a graduate mentor Limited Residency Master of Education Prescott College s mission is to prepare teachers and administrators who have the knowledge and skills as well as the cultural and ecological sensitivities needed to bring about meaningful and transformational learning for all students We believe that education plays an important role in the shaping of a responsible citizenry that is invested in a just democracy While pursuing a Masters in Education for elementary education secondary education or in principal certification you will work with a group of faculty members who are scholar practitioners The College has intentionally recruited faculty who are experienced educators who bring both academic background and professional experience to their teaching Prescott College faculty are committed to school reform and to your professional growth and development All Prescott College programs including professional preparation programs are focused on the unique needs of each student and to some degree are self directed You will progress with a cohort of peers through the program collaborating dialoguing and debating either online or face to face during the mandatory residencies These non thesis professional preparation programs offered under the M Ed degree comply with the Arizona Department of Education requirements Students from other states are able to mold their program based on their state s requirements for certification The practical component of these certification programs is completed in the student s home state 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

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  • Special Education
    Special Education qualifies educators to teach students with mild to moderate mental disabilities emotional disabilities and specific learning disabilities Prescott College offers this program in both a Bachelor of Arts degree and also through our post degree certification program for those who already hold an undergraduate degree Limited Residency Bachelor of Arts The Limited Residency Undergraduate Program for Education Teacher Preparation study area emphasizes current educational research and theory as well as practical experience in the classroom leading to the teaching certification in the student s home state For those students pursuing teacher certification the programs include course work field experiences including a 12 week student teaching experience and a set of structured assessments distributed throughout the program Individualized degree programs in Education typically focus on alternative learning environments such as outdoor adult or early childhood education Students can earn certification in Elementary Education Secondary Education Special Education Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education Also through the Limited Residency Undergraduate Program Prescott College offers a Post Degree Teaching Certificate in five different subject areas for both aspiring and experienced teachers Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Special Education Elementary Education Secondary Education and Special Education Students can also earn endorsements in Early Childhood Education Structured English Immersion SEI and as a Reading Specialist Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements LRU Academic Elements LRU 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 Prior Learning Assessment Prescott College s commitment to student centered experiential learning includes a respect for the adult student s prior learning whether that learning occurred in non college settings recognized Massive Open Online Courses or in extended demanding professional experiences After the first semester Limited Residency Undergraduate students may apply to begin a process in which they document and request assessment of their prior learning in order to earn Prescott College credits Mentored Study Our mentored study program is the special ingredient that makes our distance program a high touch face to face experience that is customizable for each student and a proven success across the country Mentors are experts in their field and are vetted by our faculty You can work with your mentor in your home community virtually and even abroad The mix of mentored studies and online coursework allows you to achieve your educational goals while maintaining your personal schedule Life Career Outcomes Life Career Outcomes Elementary School Teacher Faculty Mentor Guides Faculty Mentor Guides Wendy Watson Academic Resources Academic Resources Prescott College

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  • Student-Directed Competence
    their own competence 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 undergraduate career and work after graduation The Senior Project stands as a calling card that proclaims to graduate schools prospective employers and the world Look this is what I m capable

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  • Academics at Prescott College
    All Minimize All Education Education PhD Candidate Resource Ecology University of Michigan 1976 all but dissertation MS Wildlife Biology University of Arizona 1974 BS With Highest Honors Wildlife Biology Washington State University 1968 Research Research Walt s first published research was on Scaled Quail the species he studied in SE Arizona He published a vocal ethogram catalog of sounds and their functions on that species He became the acknowledged expert on the full range of natural history subjects in the Sutter Buttes of California the only mountain range in the entire 400 mile long Central Valley He continues to study wildlife and ecosystems in Arizona and on his extensive international travels His Wetland Ecology Management class received a grant from The Nature Conservancy to study beavers on the Upper Verde River Expertise Expertise Walt is an expert in field identification of plants and animals in teaching ecological concepts and natural history and in group dynamics He has written manuals for tour guides and safari guides for clients He co founded the West Butte Sanctuary Company and founded the Sutter Buttes Naturalists which evolved into the Middle Mountain Foundation in the Sutter Buttes of California He was one of the pioneers of ecotourism in the US and internationally led first US ecotourism trip to national parks of Brazil first trip to Madagascar for major donors of the World Wildlife Fund etc He also has experience with publishing and is a compulsive and detail oriented editor In addition he is a wildlife painter and illustrator and has published hundreds of photographs in many places He loves using his images and words to interpret nature for audiences of any size Publications Publications Author Factors influencing Kirtland s Warbler nesting success 1976 with Robert W Storer The Jack Pine Warbler 54 3 105 115 Vocalizations of Scaled Quail 1978 Condor 80 49 63 The Sutter Buttes A Naturalist s View 1983 The Natural Selection Chico CA 326 pp A rapid biological and ecological inventory and assessment of the Cajon Bonito watershed Sonora Mexico Part 1 natural history 2002 with Rob Hunt Desert Plants 18 2 3 20 A rapid biological and ecological inventory and assessment of the Cajon Bonito watershed Sonora Mexico Part 2 Using the variable transect 2004 with Rob Hunt Desert Plants 20 2 3 18 Inland Island The Sutter Buttes 2004 The Natural Selection and Middle Mountain Foundation 273 pp Deepening the time scale A puzzle in Sycamore Canyon 2004 Restoring Connections 7 2 9 Reprinted in Spring 2010 Informed imagination A naturalist s way of seeing 2006 Pp 1 10 in R Dean Johnson ed Teachable Moments Essays on Experiential Education University Press of America Natural Heritage of the Peloncillo Mountain Region A Synthesis of Science 2007 World Wildlife Fund and Sky Island Alliance Co editor with G Bodner J Montoya and R Hanson The megadiversity of moths 2011 Restoring Connections 14 2 14 15 Borderlands Musings 2011 Restoring Connections 14 3 14 6 7 14 Editor and Narrator Songs

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  • Academics at Prescott College
    the Gulf of California http www prescott edu kino bay center index html As Co director Ed has been involved in the administration long range planning program development and funding of the Kino Bay Center As a longstanding member of the Organization of Biological Field Stations OBFS http www obfs org he has participated in the promotion and funding of field research at the national and interntional levels Expand All Minimize All Education Education Ph D Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Arizona 1987 Dissertation title The natural disappearance of a top carnivore and its impact on an intertidal invertebrate community The interplay of temperature and predation on community structure Ph D Diss University of Arizona M S Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Arizona 1981 B S Zoology Arizona State University 1978 Summa Cum Laude A S Engineering University of Southern California 1973 1975 Research Research Major research interests have included marine intertidal ecology keystone predators foodweb complexity and stability especially the function of disturbance and temperature change as it impacts diversity and community structure in the Gulf of California Other areas of interest have included work on the Gulf of California Harbor Porpoise Phocoena sinus and intertidal ecology of the Kino Bay Region Rocky Shores and Mangrove Estuaries Publications Publications Meltzer L Virginia Jiménez Serranía Tad Pfister Abram Fleishman Jennie Duberstein Gabriela Suárez Gracida Ed Boyer Juan Pablo Galván David Hanna Lisa Floyd Hanna Chris Dodge and Andrómeda Rivera 2009 Isla Alcatraz A decade of collaborative research education conservation and management Poster presented at the Encuentro Nacional Para la Conservación y el Ddesarrollo Sustentable de las Islas de México June 2009 Ensenada Baja California Mexico Presentation Meltzer L T Pfister and E Boyer 2004 An integrated approach to the Management of Alcatraz Island Sonora Mexico The Gulf of California Conference Proceedings Tucson Az June 13 16 2004 Pfister T L Meltzer and E Boyer 2004 Environmental Education in Kino Bay Sonora A Tool for conservation The Gulf of California Conference 2004 Proceedings Tucson Az June 13 16 2004 Boyer E H 2001 The Intertidal Community of the Bahia Kino Region In Prescott College Course Reader for the Kino Bay Region M Riegner editor Prescott College Publications Boyer E H 1999 Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies Station News OBFS News 1999 2 p 19 Organization of Biological Field Stations Boyer E H 1988 Where have all the Starfish gone C E D O Newsletter Vol 1 1 pp 4 5 Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans Tucson Arizona Puerto Penasco Sonora Mexico Boyer E H 1987 The natural disappearance of a top carnivore and its impact on an intertidal invertebrate community The interplay of temperature and predation on community structure Ph D Diss University of Arizona Magatagan M D Boyer E H and P J Turk 1985 Report on Phocoena sinus and other common marine mammals of the Puerto Penasco Sonora Mexico area of the Northern Gulf of California In Memorias del 8th

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  • Academics at Prescott College
    mammals and marine birds Expertise Expertise Natural history conservation biology endangered species nature writing literature ecology of livestock grazing Publications Publications Fleischner T L A Sunseri K Clute L Dowling D Goehring A Gosnell R Haaversen E Healy C Lozenich J D Mobley J Tinnin and G Whol 2015 Lessons of the wild nature and psyche in the Escalante Canyons Ecopsychology 7 1 4 6 Beschta R L D L Donahue D A DellaSala J J Rhodes J R Karr M H O Brien T L Fleischner and C Deacon Williams 2014 Reducing livestock effects on public lands in the western United States as the climate changes A reply to Svejcar et al Environmental Management 53 6 1039 1042 doi 10 1007 s00267 014 0263 5 Fleischner T L 2014 An invitation to attentiveness and imagination Questions for a Resilient Future series Center for Humans Nature http www humansandnature org earth ethic thomas lowe fleischner response 97 php Fleischner T L T Wessels R E Grumbine and S Weisberg 2013 Toward transformative natural history education a few principles Journal of Natural History Education and Experience Beschta R L D L Donahue D A DellaSalla J J Rhodes J R Karr M H O Brien T L Fleischner and C Deacon Williams 2013 Adapting to climate change on Western public lands addressing the ecological effects of domestic wild and feral ungulates Environmental Management 51 474 491 DOI 10 1007 s00267 012 9964 9 Floyd M L D D Hanna T L Fleischner and B Shattuck 2012 Revisiting trends in vegetation recovery following protection from grazing Chaco Culture National Historic Park New Mexico Pages 83 92 in C van Riper III M Villareal C van Riper and M Johnson eds The Colorodo Plateau V University of Arizona Press Tucson Fleischner T L 2012 Natural history the taproot of ecology Pages 20 21 in R Sagarin and A Pauchard Observation and ecology broadening the scope of science to understand a complex world Island Press Washington D C Fleischner T L 2011 Why natural history matters Journal of Natural History Education and Experience 5 21 24 Fleischne r T L editor 2011 The Way of Natural History Trinity University Press San Antonio Texas Fleischner T L 2011 The mindfulness of natural history Pages 3 15 in T L Fleischner ed The Way of Natural History Trinity University Press San Antonio TX Fleischner T L 2010 Livestock grazing and wildlife conservation in the American West historical policy and conservation biology perspectives Pages 235 265 in J DuToit R Kock and J Deutsch eds Wild Rangelands Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi Arid Ecosystems Zoological Society of London Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford UK Fleischner T L and H R Gates 2009 Shorebird use of Estero Santa Cruz Sonora Mexico abundance diversity and conservation implications Waterbirds 32 1 36 43 Trombulak S C and T L Fleischner 2007 Natural history renaissance Journal of Natural History Education 1 1 4 Fleischner T L 2005 Natural history and

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  • Academics at Prescott College
    and M J Johnson Eds University of Arizona Press Tucson AZ 343 pp Cho ying Huang Gregory P Asner Nichole N Barger Jason C Neff M Lisa Floyd 2010 Regional aboveground live carbon losses due to drought induced tree diebackin piñon juniper ecosystems Remote Sensing of Environment 114 2010 1471 1479 Thomas K M McTeague L Ogden M L Floyd and others 2009 Vegetation Classification and Mapping Report Mesa Verde National Park Natural Resource Technical Report NPS SCPN NRTR 2009 112 National Park Service Fort Collins Colorado Salas D D Wgner L Floyd Hanna 2009 Vegetation Classification and Mapping Report Aztec Ruins National Monument Natural Resource Technical Report NPS SCPN NRTR 2009 244 National Park Service Fort Collins Colorado Romme William H M Lisa Floyd and David Hanna 2009 Historical range of variability and current landscape condition analysis South central highlands section southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico Colorado Forest Restoration Institute Publ Ft Collins Colorado William H Romme Craig D Allen John D Bailey 3William L Baker Brandon T Bestelmeyer Peter M Brown Karen S Eisenhart M Lisa Floyd David W Huffman 9Brian F Jacobs Richard F Miller Esteban H Muldavin Thomas W Swetnam Robin J Tausch and Peter J Weisberg 2009 Historical and Modern Disturbance Regimes Stand Structures and Landscape Dynamics in Piñon Juniper Vegetation of the Western United States Rangland Ecology and Management 62 203 222 Floyd M L M Clifford N Cobb D P Hanna R Delph P Ford and D Turner 2009 Relationship of stand characteristics to drought induced mortality in piñon juniper woodlands in Colorado New Mexico and Arizona Ecological Applications 19 5 1223 1230 Floyd M Lisa William H Romme David D Hanna Mark Winterowd Dustin Hanna and John Spence 2008 Fire history of Piñon Juniper woodlands on Navajo point Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Natural Areas Journal 28 26 36 Romme W C Allen J Bailey W Baker B Bestelmeyer P Brown K Eisenhart L Floyd Hanna D Huffman B Jacobs R Miller E Muldavin T Swetnam R Tausch and P Weisberg 2007 Historical and Modern Disturbance Regimes of Pinon Juniper Vegetation in the Western U S Colorado Forest Restoration Institute www cfri colostate Turner C Romme W Chew J Miller M Leavesley G Floyd Hanna L San Miguel G Cobb N Zirbes R Viger R and Ironside K 2009 The FRAME Project A Collaborative Modeling Approach to Natural Resource Management at Mesa Verde National Park Colorado in Charles van Riper III ed Proceedings of the 8th Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau 33 ms pages Leavesley G Viger R Chew J Turner C Zirbes R Romme W Miller M San Miguel G Cobb N Floyd Hanna L 2006 A modular modeling approach to integrating adaptive modeling systems with resource management in the FRAME Project Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v 38 no 6 p 30 Turner C San Miguel G Leavesley G Chew J Zirbes R Romme W Miller M Cobb N Floyd Hanna L Viger R

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