Curriculum Map

Master of Science

36 credits: 9 required courses, 6-credit practicum, and 1 elective

Required Core Courses
All courses are 3 credits except as noted

  • Foundations in Camp Administration
  • Leadership for the Camp Professional
  • Camp Law and Ethics
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Management and Marketing
  • Curriculum and Program Development
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Supervision of Instruction and Personnel
  • Inclusion and Special Needs

Practicum in the Camp Setting (Part A and B = 6 credits)

The practicum is a culminating experience that provides extensive, hands-on opportunities for the student to reflect on his or her practice through the lens of acquired theories. Each student will craft a learning goal that will culminate in a project that demonstrates mastery of multiple topics studied in the program.  The practicum experience provides the student with growth and development opportunities in their camp setting with mentoring from a qualified camp professional. The practicum is 6 credits divided into two sessions.

Elective: (Student’s Choice)

*Recommended electives include:
EDU 505 Teaching through Movement

EDU 506 Wellness & the Educator

EDU 521 Growth Mindset

EDU 522 Effective Learning Assessment

EDU 555 Culture & Family Dynamics

EDU 557 Current Issues in Understanding Economics, Class, and Language

*Other electives available in all departments by advisement. Students working in a Jewish camp setting are encouraged to choose electives from Jewish Studies, Jewish Education and Jewish Communal Service. 

Students working in non-profit camp settings may choose electives from the Nonprofit Management program.