School of Education and Psychology
The program is designed for outdoor professionals, youth workers, classroom teachers, and others who want to more effectively use God’s book of nature in teaching and programming.
The outdoor professional intensives involve attendance at a 10-day intensive each semester, with projects and assignments after the the session. Field experiences require access to an outdoor facility.
The summer field school, designed for K-12 teachers, typically involves attending three consecutive sessions offered in the summer. Internships provide networking opportunities in the home community.
For information about taking classes online and for a list of available courses, visit Online Campus or call 423.236.2087.
Bachelor’s degree (in any area) from an accredited institution
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25. Or, if graduate credit has been earned, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on at least nine semester hours (with no grade lower than a B-) may be accepted.
Submit a graduate application (with non-refundable fee of $25 online or $40 paper). Apply now »
Submit official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools attended.
Submit two professional recommendation forms. Download PDF »
Submit a Statement of Purpose. Download guidelines »
Submit a professional resumé.
Successfully complete an approved background check. (Verification may be submitted by your current employer.) Download PDF »
Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. must meet additional requirements and deadlines. View international student requirements »
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Graduate Enrollment Counselor
Jean Lomino, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Outdoor Education
PhD, Andrews University
MA, LaSierra University
BS, Southern Adventist University
Carleton L. Swafford, PhD
Graduate Dean and Professor of Education
PhD, MS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
BA, Southern Adventist University
Douglas Tilstra, PhD
Director of Outdoor Leadership
PhD, Capella University
MDiv, Andrews University
BA, Pacific Union College