Natural Resources Education (NRE) offers a balance of natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities that prepares students to share their knowledge about the natural world through teaching, education, and interpretation. The curriculum stresses an understanding of contemporary natural resource issues grounded in science.
Graduates will be qualified to work in nature education, resource education, communication, and environmental interpretation at nature centers, parks, museums, and youth camps or may continue their education to pursue licensure for a career in elementary education.
To meet State licensure requirements for teaching in Virginia elementary schools, graduates of this degree option must continue their studies to obtain a Masters of Arts in Education, which is also available at Virginia Tech through the School of Education . With good planning, the Master degree takes about 1 year after the undergraduate degree.