Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

ESR Instructor Requirements:

ESR 140 and ESR 141

Master’s degree or above in subject area:

  • aquatic science/limnology
  • biochemistry
  • biology
  • botany
  • chemistry
  • earth science
  • ecology
  • entomology
  • environmental economics
  • environmental engineering
  • environmental geology
  • environmental science
  • environmental studies
  • evolution/evolutionary biology
  • fisheries and wildlife
  • forest science
  • geochemistry
  • geography
  • geology
  • landscape architecture
  • marine science
  • natural resources management
  • soil science
  • sustainability
  • urban studies
  • zoology

OR Master's degree in related subject area with 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in any of the above subject areas.

Related subject area:

  • education
  • science education
For ESR 150, 160, 171, 203 and 298

Master’s degree or above in

  • aquatic science/limnology
  • biology
  • botany
  • ecology
  • entomology
  • environmental science
  • environmental studies
  • evolution/evolutionary biology
  • fisheries and wildlife
  • forest science
  • marine science
  • natural resources management
  • zoology

OR Master's degree in related subject area with 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in any of the above subject areas.

Related subject area:

  • chemistry
  • education
  • geography
  • geology
  • science education

ESR 172 – Environmental Science: Chemical Perspectives

Master’s degree or above in

  • biochemistry
  • chemistry
  • environmental chemistry
  • geochemistry

OR Master's degree in related subject area with 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in any of the above subject areas.

Related subject area:

  • biology
  • education
  • environmental science/studies
  • geography
  • geology
  • science education

ESR 173 –Environmental Science: Geological Perspectives

Master’s degree or above in

  • earth science
  • environmental geology
  • geochemistry
  • geology
  • geophysics
  • soil science

OR Master's degree in related subject area with 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in any of the above subject areas.

Related subject area:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • education
  • environmental science/studies
  • geography
  • science education

ESR 201 –Applied Environmental Studies: Science/Policy Perspectives

Master’s degree or above in

  • environmental law
  • environmental management
  • environmental science
  • environmental studies/policy

AND

One year full time equivalent non-teaching work experience in the field and at least one graduate level course (of at least three credits) in environmental policy or law


ESR 202 –Applied Environmental Studies: Prep for Problem Solving

Master’s degree or above in

  • aquatic science/limnology
  • biology
  • botany
  • ecology
  • entomology
  • environmental science
  • environmental studies
  • fisheries and wildlife
  • forest science
  • natural resources management
  • zoology

OR Master's degree in related subject area with 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in any of the above subject areas.

Related subject area:

  • chemistry
  • geography
  • geology

AND

Two years full time equivalent experience in environmental field research (research carried out in the completion of an advanced degree can count as/towards this experience)

ESR 204 –Introduction to Environmental Restoration

Master’s degree or above in

  • biology
  • ecology
  • environmental science  
  • geology
  • restoration ecology

AND

Two years full time equivalent experience in field research and/or the practice of ecological restoration (research carried out in the completion of an advanced degree can count as/towards this experience)

 

These subject area lists may not be inclusive as there are other degree titles that may be appropriate for the subject and related areas. The Division Dean, in consultation with the Faculty Department Chair, will make a recommendation to the Dean of Instruction about the applicability of a particular degree that is outside the scope of these lists.

 

Provisional Approval

For ESR 171, 172, and 173 an instructor without a Master's degree or above may be approved if they have 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in the subject area and are actively pursuing the degree and are anticipated to be awarded the degree within one year of hire, as determined by the instructor’s graduate advisor (a letter from the advisor will be required and kept on file.)

Demonstrated Competency Qualifications ESR 140, 141, 171, 172 and 173:

Bachelor’s degree in the course subject area,(as identified above) plus a minimum of three years of documented full time equivalent experience consisting of any combination of work and/or research and/or teaching experience, carried out in private industry and/or government agency and/or academic institution and/or volunteer organization settings

OR

Bachelor’s degree in a related subject area (as identified above) plus a minimum of five years of documented full time equivalent experience consisting of any combination of work and/or research and/or teaching experience, carried out in private industry and/or government agency and/or academic institution and/or volunteer organization settings.

Revised: April 2015

ESR Instructor Qualifications prior to April 2015