Graduate Teaching Assistantships in Environmental Studies
Teaching Assistantships provide field teaching opportunities and course work leading to a Master of Arts degree in Environmental Studies, with a concentration in Environmental Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, or Environmental Health. Assistantships are for one academic year (from September 1st to June 30th) and may be renewed for a second year at the discretion of the Environmental Education Graduate Advisor and the Dean of the Graduate School. Duties include teaching small groups of students (primarily elementary and middle grades) and their teachers environment-related courses in four curriculum areas: environmental sciences, social sciences, humanities, and outdoor pursuits. Evening and weekend assignments may also be required.
Teaching Assistants work closely with faculty of the NJSOC to develop the teaching techniques needed to foster the development of an environmentally responsible ethic and ecological literacy. Assistantships include a tuition and fee waiver for courses required for graduation, room and board at the NJSOC, and a monthly stipend of $500.
Applicants must have earned a Bachelor's degree in an education- or science-related discipline from an accredited institution, and must have achieved a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0. Graduate Record Exam scores must be available before an applicant may be fully considered for admittance to the Graduate School and for an Assistantship. Graduate admissions information may be obtained by visiting Montclair State University's Graduate School website. Apply for the Graduate school online.
Graduate Internships in Environmental Education
Montclair State University's School of Conservation has an active Internship Program designed to train outdoor oriented individuals to work in our Residential Environmental Education Program. Our school is located within the boundaries of Stokes State Forest in the scenic northwestern corner of New Jersey near the Delaware River and Appalachian Trail. Schools from around the tri-state area bring their students to visit our facility for 1-5 days of experiential, outdoor educational activities. Internship duties include teaching small groups of students (primarily elementary and middle grades) and their teachers environment-related courses in four curriculum areas: Outdoor Pursuits, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences.
A typical work week involves 25-30 hours total, of which approximately 10-15 hours involve direct teaching. Additional responsibilities include assisting with program equipment and materials, a weekly staff meeting and some additional duties as required.
Interns will work closely with faculty and graduate assistants to develop the teaching techniques needed to foster the development of an environmentally responsible ethic and ecological literacy in our clients. Internships include room and board at the School of Conservation and a stipend of $1000 per month for 10 months from September to June. The School of Conservation is the internationally recognized environmental field campus of Montclair State University.
Eligibility: Open to college graduates, graduate students, career changers and those reentering the work force. Interested individuals can fill out an Internship Application