Free Choice Learning

The MS degrees in Science Education or Mathematics Education with a Free-Choice Learning focus (also called informal learning) are designed for a variety of students with academic backgrounds including but not limited to mathematics, the sciences, agriculture, environmental sciences, forestry, fisheries and wildlife, oceanography and ecology.

FREE-CHOICE LEARNING (FCL) focus in the Master of Science degree is designed for:

  • People preparing for careers working in museums, science centers, interpretive centers and other contexts where participants choose the learning environment and determine engagement time;

  • Educators expanding knowledge in developing and evaluating outreach programs emanating for example from university departments, museums, or businesses;

  • School-based educators wishing to specialize in the development and use of community-based resources including speakers, field trips, or other outreach programs;

  • Entry into the doctoral program provided the prerequisite requirements for the doctorate are met, i.e., grade point average, teaching and/or supervisory experience commensurate with career goals and adequate background in basic science and mathematics subject matter content.

  • For information about free-choice learning, contact Katherine Roberston:

  • Applications are accepted every term and are due to the graduate school 30 days before the start of the term. See application procedure to the right.

    For more information about the on-line Master's FCL Program, visit the FCL Ecampus website.

  • Register for the online Free-Choice Learning Professional Certificate.
  • Join our Facebook group.