It’s long been an objective of ours to partner with a college or university to offer college level credits for National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education training. Now, just a year or so after commencing the search for a higher education partner, we’re just weeks away from being able to announce that we’ll soon be offering college credits for select NCOAE backcountry experiences.
This forthcoming news means we’ll soon offer both high school and college level credit, placing our values-based outdoor education curriculum into a class of its own. Specifically, we expect to be able to offer college level credit for the following NCOAE experiences:
- Outdoor Educator Training Blocks
- Wilderness First Responder Training
- Advanced Outdoor Educator Training
- 19-Day ‘Intensive’ EMT-Basic Training
So how exactly are we able to offer college credit for our trainings? As it turns out, our academic programs are set within expedition experiences that align with what many leading colleges and universities call institutional student learning outcomes embedded within college curriculum.
As a result, if you’re interested in taking a break from the college or university classroom environment and working on your leadership development or technical outdoor skills — all while earning college level credit for time spent learning in the backcountry — that will soon be possible through NCOAE.
Like we said at the outset of this post, we’re just a few weeks away from making a big announcement.