Keene, New Hampshire (PRWEB) August 15, 2013
The innovative Nature-Based Early Childhood Education program series at Antioch University New England (AUNE) continues during the fall semester, with three courses. These one-credit courses are open to both early-childhood professionals and matriculated AUNE students. Tuition stipends are available for ten early childhood professionals to help defray tuition costs.
The programs aim to give educators information and hands-on experience with nature preschools, forest kindergartens, and other nature-based programs, which have uniquely different approach to education from conventional indoor early-childhood centers.
The fall courses, all held at the AUNE campus, are:
The cost is $465 per graduate credit; $300 to audit. (Tuition assistance is available for ten early childhood professionals registering for courses individually. With tuition assistance, the cost of the courses will be $230 per credit.) For more information contact Krishni Pahl, AUNE Department of Education, firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-283-2314.
Courses planned for 2014 are:
Matriculated students in AUNE’s Teacher Certification/Integrated Learning master’s degree program have the option of specializing in nature-based early childhood education within the Elementary Education Certification/Integrated Learning Program.
AUNE recently received a $117,000 grant from the George B. Storer Foundation to “naturalize” its early childhood program and develop a thirteen-month certificate program for early childhood professionals and/or entrepreneurs who want to create new programs This new certificate program will be available starting in 2014.
About Antioch University New England (AUNE)
Antioch University New England offers highly respected doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs in education, environmental studies, management and psychology. Located in Keene, New Hampshire, this unique institution serves approximately one thousand students each year. Our graduates have gone on to be leaders of positive change, working toward a more just and sustainable society. Founded in 1964, Antioch University New England is the oldest of Antioch University’s graduate campuses. Learn more at: http://www.antiochne.edu.
About Antioch University
Inspired by the work of pioneering educator Horace Mann, Antioch University, a private, non-profit, 501(c) 3 institution, provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. With campuses in Keene, New Hampshire, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.