Graduate Catalog 2012-2013

ODED - Outdoor Education

ODED 6503 Practicum in OE

Prerequisite: Department approval. An opportunity to gain experience during the academic year in a professional setting. The student will complete a contract in conjunction with the faculty and facility supervisors. Signatures signify agreement to the terms of the contract. This course is repeatable for credit.


ODED 6640 Admin of OE Programs

Prerequisites: ODED 6953 and ODED 6906. An overview of administrative responsibilities and procedures related to outdoor education programs and services. Professional standards, legal perspectives, accident and risk management, and program administration are potential course topics. Field trips may be required. This course is repeatable for credit.


ODED 6803 Independent Study in OE

Prerequisites: Approval of the department Chairperson, ODED 6953, and ODED 6906. Special topics courses used in programs for a group of students or a cohort will require a DOE syllabus; otherwise a student iwll complete the special topic contractin conjunction with the faculty supervisor. Signatures signify agreement ot the terms of the contract. This course is repeatable for credit.


ODED 6810 Directed Project in OE

Prerequisite: Approval from department. The project is comprised of a capstone experience that leads to an actual product such as a publishable journal and/or literature review article, position paper, teaching aid, instructional videotape, program or facility development, website, on-line course materials, lab manual, curriculum development, etc. The project is completed in compliance with the Department' synthesis Project Option policy. This course is repeatable for credit.


ODED 6903 Internship in OE

Prerequisites: ODED 6953 and approval from the department. An individually designed and planned field experience. Internship selection and approval are based on the student's professional goals and sponsor suitability for offering an appropriate learning opportunity. Attendance at a pre-internship seminar is required. This course is repeatable for credit.


ODED 6906 Outdoor Pursuits Fac & Man.

A theoretical and experiential examination of the use of adventure activities including land, water, and challenge course activities within outdoor education programs. Technical competency, program planning and implementation, facilitation strategies, safety procedures, equipment management, personnel administration, and program design are addressed. Field trips are required. This course is repeatable for credit.


ODED 6913 Principles of Field Leadership

Prerequisite: ODED 6953. A theoretical and experiential examination of core skill sets essential to all outdoor educators. Topics such as self-assessment, site management, judgment, and program design and delivery are addressed while using adventure as the vehicle for character and/or skill development. Field trips are required.


ODED 6923 Facilitation Strategies

Prerequisites ODED 6953. A theoretical and experiential examination of strategies for maximizing transfer of learning based on the development of client specific and evidence-based program outcomes. Topics may include program design, implementation, and evaluation, outcome assessment, isomorphic matching of activity components, foundations of experiential education, stages of experience, and edgework.


ODED 6943 Seminar/Outdoor Edu Admin

Prerequisite: ODED 6640. The examination and application of professional issues, ethics, and current theoretical perspectives.


ODED 6953 Foundations in Outdoor Educ

A study of the historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundation in Outdoor Education. Topics include experiential education, adventure education and its related applications in recreation, education, developmental, and social service settings.


ODED 6963 Research in Outdoor Ed. I

Prerequisite: ODED 6953. This course is designed to engage the student with foundational research concepts, methodologies, and statistical analysis, typically employed in outdoor education. The intent is to provide the student with a conceptual understanding of theory, tools, and processes involved in reading and understanding research studies.


ODED 6973 Research in Outdoor Ed. II

Prerequisite: ODED 6963. This course is designed to engage students with the decision-making processes employed in the development of a research study. The intent is to provide the student an opportunity to identify a research problem based upon a review of relevant literature, select an appropriate design, develop procedures (sampling techniques, instrumentation, data collection procedure, and appropriate statistical analysis), and intelligently speculate possible interpretations of anticipated results of the study. Additional advanced research designs and data analysis techniques will be introduced in this course. This course is repeatable for credit.


ODED 6983 Special Topics in OE

Prerequisite: Chairperson's approval. This course is designed to provide graduate students topical courses as electives that are not part of the regular program of study. Special topics courses may relate to trends in specific outdoor education contexts, preferred practice, or specific areas of interest related to student professional goals or the synthesis project. Syllabi for this course delivered to multiple students or a cohort will vary based ont eh topic. A syllabus for individual students taking the course in conjunction with a synthesis option is reflected in the contract approved by the faculty supervisor and the department chair. This course is repeatable for credit.


ODED 6993 Thesis in Outdoor Education

Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. This course is a self-directed research project. Students who elect the thesis option will complete six hours of thesis credit. The first 3 hours include the development and approval of thesis proposal. The second three hours include implementation of the research proposal and defense of the thesis report. The course will comply with Department of Outdoor Education Synthesis Requirement Policy and will be monitored by the chair of the thesis committee. This course is repeatable for credit.