WCS / Fordham University - Master of Science Degree in Education

Dennis DeMello ©WCS

Earn your Master of Science degree in Teaching Adolescence Biology/Conservation Life Science (Grades 7-12) or Master of Science degree in Education, Curriculum and Teaching with the Wildlife Conservation Society.

The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Fordham University Graduate School of Education offer a joint program leading to a Master of Science degree focused on professional development in the field of Conservation Life Science and Environmental Education.

The first degree-granting program of its kind in the United States, this unique partnership addresses dire need for well-trained science educators with increased knowledge in the sciences, better teaching skills, confidence in science teaching and an understanding of the value of informal science institutions as resources for teaching science.

Courses offered by the Wildlife Conservation Society focus on science content and best practices in science education; including topics such as:

  • conservation biology
  • habitat ecology
  • conservation challenges
  • field studies
  • inquiry-based learning
  • technology integration to teach conservation life science and environmental education

Courses offered by the Fordham University Graduate School of Education focus on teaching methods, the psychology of adolescent development and learning, learning environments for adolescents, and teaching linguistically and culturally diverse adolescents. The program involves field experiences based on a teaching fellowship model at the Bronx Zoo and a variation of the New York City Department of Education’s Teaching Fellows Program.

For more information about this graduate program, visit the following links:
Degree Details
Program Brochure
Fordham University's Graduate School of Education
FORDHAM magazine article "At the Zoo"

The Fordham University / Wildlife Conservation Society NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship Program