ESR - Environmental Studies Instructor Qualifications

ESR Instructor Requirements:

 

ESR 140 and ESR 141

Master’s degree or above in:

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

OR Master's degree in Education/Science Education with 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in any of the above subject areas

 

For ESR 150, 160, 171, 203 and 298

Master’s degree or above in

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

OR Master's degree in Education/Science Education with 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in any of the above subject areas


ESR 172 – Environmental Science:  Chemical Perspectives

Master’s degree or above in

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • environmental science  
  • environmental studies
  • environmental chemistry
  • geochemistry
  • biochemistry
  • environmental engineering

OR Master's degree in Education/Science Education with 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in any of the above subject areas


ESR 173 –  Environmental Science: Geological Perspective

Master’s degree or above in

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

OR Master' s degree in Education/Science Education with 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in any of the above subject areas


ESR 201 –  Applied Environmental Studies: Science/Policy Perspectives  

Master’s degree or above in

  • environmental science 
  • environmental studies
  • environmental biology
  • environmental management

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


ESR 202 –  Applied Environmental Studies: Prep for Problem Solving

Master’s degree or above in

  • environmental science or
  • environmental biology

AND

Two years full time equivalent experience in field research (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.)

 

Approved: May 2011; ESR 140,141 approved February 2014