Now, more than ever, geography
Changing political boundaries, territorial
conflicts, sustainability, and globalization are each examples of
geographic issues that confront us daily. They illustrate the power and
importance of studying geography. Current geography teaching standards
and methods help our students understand their rapidly changing world
while also grounding them in the local geography of their own hometown,
region, and state.
than sixty years,
the Department of Geography at the University of
Oregon has offered a summer master’s
in geography education for K-12 teachers.
convenient and challenging hybrid program offers the opportunity to work
toward a Master's Degree in Geography Education through online and
on-campus coursework. Two summers on campus at the
are sandwiched around fall, spring and winter courses delivered through
distance education. The graduate-level geography education classes are
also open to teachers who want to update their teaching credentials.
In this program teaches will:
- Expand their
knowledge and understanding of geography content and pedagogy.
- Learn how to include geographic
thinking in the classroom to
solve real-world problems.
- Think critically about
environmental socio-economic, and cultural information from a
- Research important issues in geographic
education that can enhance their teaching.
Lynn Songer, Ph.D.
Department of Geography
Condon Hall 175
1251 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1251
Fax: (541) 346-2067