The Outdoor Education Integrated Pathway is designed to prepare students for a leadership role in the Outdoor Education industry, and/or in programs with remote or extended fieldwork components. Through a combination of coursework and field-based experiential learning, the Pathway emphasizes educational and environmental theory, interpersonal and leadership skills, and an introduction to technical skills such as backpacking, canoeing and rock climbing.
The following courses are required:
One of the following activity-specific AWPE Instructor courses:
One of the following education-related academic courses:
One of the following natural science academic courses:
One qualifying field practicum experience
2-3 weeks involving planning, preparation, field time and debrief/evaluation - practicum to be approved by Director of Outdoor & Environmental Education (e.g., AWPE Course Lead Instructor, August Wilderness Instructor, Internship or another experience approved by Director of Outdoor & Environmental Education
All students must submit a capstone portfolio including the following: