Master of Arts in Education
Combining a focus on particular areas of interest with educational theory
Limited-Residency Master of Arts Education students design programs combining a focus on their particular areas of interest with educational theory and practice, in both formal and non-formal settings. Many students pursue a concentration in the following broad, non-formal aspects of education:
Education & Teacher Preparation
The basis of the program curriculum is an individualized learning model that revolves around an agreed-upon and consistent course syllabus accompanied by an individualized study plan. The course study plan forms the foundation of the course and is developed as a cooperative document with the student, the Prescott College faculty advisor, and the on-site mentor teacher. The study plan covers the course curriculum, the student’s specific learning targets which are aligned to the students’ work with their mentor to create activities that meet the learning targets
Equine-Assisted Learning (M.A. and Post-M.A. Certificate)
Prescott College is the leader in academic training in the field of Equine-Assisted Learning. Our focused training program is for individuals who are already license-eligible in a mental health field along with professionals in equine, education or coaching related fields.
The Equine-Assisted Learning graduate concentration is designed for educators, facilitators, trainers, and coaches who want to include horses in the delivery of their services. These individuals need to have completed and earned a Bachelor's degree and have significant professional experience in educational or equine-based environments.
Both the Master of Arts and Post-Graduate Certificate Equine-Assisted Learning programs blend real-life application with hands-on experience under the guidance of internationally renowned practitioners.
The course work in both the Limited-Residency Master’s Program and Post-Graduate Certificate explores the theoretical understanding, ethical issues, facilitation skills and relational equine skills crucial for mastery. The program is dedicated to supporting dual competence in relational approaches to horsemanship and facilitation skills appropriate to your specific population.
The Prescott College approach includes:
• an engaging blend of theory and hands-on experience with horses;
• interdisciplinary and exploratory coursework designed to help students develop a broad understanding of Equine-Assisted Learning while incorporating student's interests in an area of customized study;
• an intentional community that encourages learning, collaboration, and networking
All students complete four three-day residential intensives that anchor four three-credit semester courses that you can complete from home and a three-credit internship that is completed over the course of the year.
The Graduate Certificate in Equine-Assisted Learning
The Prescott College approach to Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) provides you the opportunity to explore non-mental health areas such as: experiential education, organizational development, coaching, effective facilitation, and relational horsemanship. The 15-credit Certificate program blends together real-life application with hands-on experience under the guidance of internationally renowned practitioners for life-changing results.
The course work includes the theoretical understanding, ethical issues, facilitation skills, and relational equine skills crucial for mastery. This concentration focuses on human and other living systems and patterns that enhance transformative learning experiences for others.
Pioneering educator John Dewey taught that all true learning comes through experience. Students in this discipline explore classic and current theory of experiential education and hands-on application.
This discipline relates the field of education to the intricate systems of socially constructed identity as they exist within the US paradigm. Students will examine theoretical foundations within multicultural education as they relate to the dominant culture within the US educational landscape.
Prescott College Contact Information
220 Grove Avenue
Prescott, Arizona 86301