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Accredited Subsidized, Nature-Connecting Online Alternative and Natural Holistic Degrees Courses and Careers Educating, Counseling and Healing with nature that includes life experience and prior training, independent thinking, Gaia networking and mentoring jobs.

APPLIED ECOPSYCHOLOGY,
ECOTHERAPY
ORGANIC PSYCHOLOGY
NATURAL ATTRACTION ECOLOGY
INTEGRAL ECOLOGY



PROGRAM STEPS: Online Courses and Degrees or Certification
via Community Process  

www.PNCsteps.com




"Are you the one? I have yet to find anybody who has identified a thing, place or relationship, including humanity, that, since the beginning of time, does not consist of the self-correcting power of natural attraction to bond things together in beauty and attach them in ways that enhance nature's purity, balance and peace."


- Michael J. Cohen
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Project NatureConnect
Institute of Global Education
Holistic Professional Mentor Training and Community Contact
Special NGO Consultant, United Nations Economic and Social Council
Practical online distance learning to increase whole life wellness.


EDUCATING, COUNSELING AND HEALING WITH NATURE 


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Educating Counseling and Healing With Nature and Gaia

Supportive Degrees, Career Training Courses and Jobs Online

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: 

Project NatureConnect offers a nature-centered, distant learning mentor based opportunity that enables you to add the benefits of nature-connecting research, methods and credentials to your degree program and/or your skills, interests and hobbies

We honor your prior training and life experience by providing grants and equivalent education credit for it.

You may take accredited or professional online CEU coursework and/or obtain a Nature-Connected Degree or Certificate in most disciplines or personal interests in solving problems. A partial subject list is located at the bottom of this page.

    * Improve your income and satisfaction through new independent, interdisciplinary or integrated study and Ecopsychology security activities.
    * Help people connect their heart, thoughts and feelings with the self-correcting and renewing powers of nature to remedy addiction and media attachments.
    * Increase personal social and environmental community well being.
    * Add the self-correcting sunlight beauty and spirit of the Organism Earth's natural world and  to your life, job and community.

Visit our Internet Homepage for complete information





CONTINUED FROM/RETURN TO THE COMMUNITY PROCESS PAGE




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OPTION: You may Select Here for our Program Catalog's streamlined information by topic via the PNC Organization and Application website at www.ProjectNatureConnect.org

OPTION: To go directly to the course and degree step sequence, below, select here


OVERVIEW OF THE STEP SEQUENCE FOR ONLINE TRAINING,

CERTIFICATION OR A DEGREE. 


This is a 6/7/14  update of BS, MS & Ph.D. Degree Links

NOTE: This page displays both links and addresses. Copying it may lose the links but most addresses will remain available.

The process of Organic Psychology/Applied Ecopsychology/Natural Attraction Ecology can be applied to any area of personal or professional interest.

To avoid information overload and to obtain personalized information, candidates for degree programs are requested to make at least one exploratory telephone contact with Dr. Cohen to insure their eligibility for and understanding of the program with respect to their specific needs and interests. As you visit the reference material on this page, make notes of the additional information you may want, then call 360-378-6313.  

All programs start with the 2 credit Orientation Course (ECO 500)

http://www.ecopsych.com/orient.html
For a course/program application select here.


Overview:

CORE COURSES:

All courses teach the process of Educating, Counseling and Healing with Nature (ECHN) for the lay person and for professional use.  ECHN is the fundamental learning process for use and certification in:
  • Organic Psychology,
  • Natural Systems Thinking Process,
  • Natural Attraction Ecology,
  • Applied Ecopsychology
  • Reconnecting With Nature
  • Integrated Ecology
  • Eco-Art Therapy
  • Other. As with Eco-Art Therapy, you may gain a Project NatureConnect certification and/or affiliation in your field of interest. Simply add your area of expertise to your ECHN level one certification and offer your work as part of the PNC program, including courses and degrees. 
These subject titles, above, are interchangeable with each other because their ECHN process is identical and it can be added to any discipline

The Albert Einstein 18 month degree or certificate program at www.ecopsych.com/18monthintro.html follows the same procedures as all other degrees but uses an autobiographical process to achieve them.

The official published description of the MS by Project and Ph.D. by Dissertation university 40 credit course requirements is available and updated at http://ecopsych.com/akamaiMS.html.

NOTE: Most often non-core course requirements (ECO 700 courses) are converted into customized alternatives and equivalents by adding organic psychology to your prior experiences and training. Be sure to call the staff to explore this at 360-378-6313.

All our core course have Portland State University CEU credits available and they are listed at 
http://ecopsych.com/coursespsu.html  

     
This total track from AA to the Ph.D. consists of six core courses (identified by ECO, for example ECO 500). Some or all of them become the required Core Element of a Degree or Certificate  (18 credits, see Steps 1-7 below.)

Most candidates are eligible for the degree and certification track described below. Its course materials are adopted for nature-connected paths in many professions.    
OPTION: see http://www.ecopsych.com/reiki.html 

A partial list of livelihood/professions that incorporate ECHN appears at the bottom of this page.

OPTION: You may Select Here for our Program Catalog's streamlined information via the PNC Organization and Application website at www.ProjectNatureConnect.org


OPTION: All programs start with the 2 credit Orientation Course (ECO 500)
For the course and program application select here.





OPTION: RETURN TO THE COMMUNITY PROCESS PAGE



Section One

SYNOPSIS:

A simple A-B-C-D-E of courses required for a Bachelors or Master's or Doctoral Degree or their equivalence, and/or 1-3 levels of Certification.

A. Best route:  take the appropriate courses, listed in color below, in the sequence presented.  ECO 508, 751, and ECO 800 can be taken concurrently with other courses.

Note: Learning by Teaching. As part of their training, expertise and contributions to the program, participants are required to learn by doing, by becoming a co-facilitator for each course they have completed.  See http://www.ecopsych.com/facilitate.html


Be wise
:

To be sure you are on the right track to your goals,
call or email your course interact study group, a course guide or faculty member.  1-360-378-6313 nature@interisland.net (Michael J Cohen, Ph.D, Ed.D.)
 
PNC will not be responsible for students who don't meet program requirements correctly because they have omitted contacting guide/faculty members.  Take advantage of your strong areas and interests. Each individual's circumstances and opportunities are different. Explore yours.   1-360-378-6313 nature@interisland.net (Mike Cohen)

SUGGESTIONS:

Don't try to familiarize yourself with the whole program at once. Do it step by step especially because things naturally change over time. The program sequence becomes easier to understand once you have taken the Orientation Course as then you will be literate in the process and procedures.

Print out this page so you have a hard copy reference and overview of what to do when. However, be sure to check back or call about updates.

All programs start with the 2 credit Orientation Course (ECO 500)
For the course and program application select here.





OPTION: USE THIS TOPIC MENU
FOR THIS PAGE AND TO OTHER KEY PAGES (Note: it is more unified to scroll down this page for complete information)
 
 To return here use "back" or "previous page" selector on browser



OPTION: RETURN TO THE COMMUNITY PROCESS PAGE




TUITION Summary:
http://projectnatureconnect.org/tuition
http://www.box.com/s/b49e0a9edb3619a122a5
  • $150/credit towards a certificate/certification or a degree that is deducted from its total cost.
  • You may design your own payment schedule.
  • Payment is by check to Project NatureConnect, by Paypal or by electronic transfer.
  • Financial assistance via work study and/grants is available for courses and degrees.
  • Practical, low cost, activity based education: participants immediately mentor/teach what they have mastered.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to keep receipts and canceled checks to document your tuition payment when you are ready to receive a degree or certification.
  • An additional $60/credit is required for transferable CEU or Professional Credits from Portland State University.


OPTION: Visit the Overview of the Program Pathway for streamlined Certification, Degree and Equivalence information or use the updated sequence below



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INDEX

Strongly Recommended: Follow the sequence of steps, below, and use this Index for reference only.


The total program information is presented by topic at our Online Catalog http://www.ProjectNatureConnect.org

NOTE: All the course Syllabi and Process Guides are available at
http://www.box.com/shared/ndoyf0ntx5
Exams, Courses, Role Instructions,

A description of the MS by Project and Ph.D. by Dissertation university 40 credit requirements.
http://ecopsych.com/akamaiMS.html  

Visit the Overview of the Program Pathway for additional Certification, Affiliation, Degree and Equivalence information

View a sample of the transcript. It is used to translate and convey Project NatureConnect's interactive cohort community learning process as accredited academic and professional courses or degree programs.

Learn more about how and why this ECHN program makes a phenomenal contribution to personal, social and environmental well being.

Be aware of the 18 month degree option

Reference links to our 50 key pages describe the value of this program's "surfboard across nature ride." However, the pages can't give you the full truth that you seek. That truth is the interactive experience of riding the surfboard via the online Orientation Course.

A special Eco-Art Therapy certification and/or elective course
(ECO 530/630) is available for students interested in art .  It may be used as an equivalence, in part, for an MS Thesis, Ph.D and/or for Eco-Art Certification. 

For a course and program application select here.


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COURSE, CERTIFICATE AND DEGREE SEQUENCE/PROGRESSION SCHEDULE IN 14 STEPS

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the top of this page and the community process page


The 18 month degree or certificate program follows the same procedures as below

REMINDER, as above: 
PNC will not be responsible for students who don't meet program requirements correctly
because they have omitted contacting guide/faculty members or completing SET18 progress reports






1. FOR BEST RESULTS  FOLLOW, BELOW (in blue background), THIS SEQUENCE OF 14 STEPS TOWARDS A DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE
(Further down please find the MS and Ph.D steps in green and yellow background)

All programs start with the 2 credit Orientation Course (ECO 500)
For the course and program application select here.


Links to Program Descriptions

2. Accredited Courses
3. Certificates Level I II III

4. Bachelor's Degree Program or
equivalence

5. Professional Diploma

6. Master's Degree Program 
or equivalence
7. Post-Graduate Diploma (Call) 
8. Doctoral Degree Program
9. CONTACT PAGE FOR ALL STEPS (Contacts also accompany each step, below, see steps first.)


Links to Program by Participation Sequence






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If you have already completed this blue Level One/Bachelor's section (Steps 1-5 below), you may proceed directly to the Master's or Doctorate steps section

Note: Please be aware of our "Who and How to Contact" page


STEPS

Note: participants who have an MS degree or its equivalence take all the core courses (1-5) and apply them to their advanced level of experience.  This procedure is signified by their transcript course numbers beginning with 6 (doctoral level) instead of 5. (for example, the same course is recognized as ECO 600 instead of ECO 500 on the transcript)

Apply for entrance to the program 360-378-6313 


Preliminary Steps:

Like safely visiting the beautiful wilds and gifts of a natural area, please explore our complete and critically important ECHN Website. To benefit from the depth of its wholeness, simply enjoy and value each interest you find on our pages, then follow additional links of interest that present themselves.  To not miss anything, visit our total site index containing annotated links to our key pages. Note that you can start more "explorations" from there.
  • For a more directed and streamlined overview of the program visit ProjectNatureConnect.org
  • Call Mike Cohen (360-378-6313 Pacific Time) or contacts to further explore the program and your questions. We assume no responsibilty if you miss important program information and have not phoned or Skyped us. 
  • Obtain, complete and submit a Course Application


Step 1:


ECO 500, (2 credits, Orientation Course), 
Organic Psychology Elements of Global Citizenship.
  • Books: Web of Life Imperative (WLI) and Reconnecting With Nature (RWN)

BEST ADVICE: start this ECO 500 course and add to it Step 2 and 3 to it (below)  as your time permits while doing it and ECO 501. This will save you time and give you a working knowledge of the organics of Applied Ecopsychology and know that meets your needs and goals. Doing this course will familiarize you with the learning process that is used in the remainder of the information, below.  Call Dr. Cohen at 360-378-6313



NOTE: In the SET-18 month program all steps below are done via your independent support group participants, not only online.




Step 2:
 
Start ECO 800 (1 credit).
Begin by designing and doing the Comprehensive Exam at your own pace from its instructions at 
 
Full description SELECT HERE (Word)  or  http://www.ecopsych.com/eco800.html

OPTION Do this new and active ECO 800 course

This exam is for a Certificate or Bachelors Equivalence or Degree. It is based on these books and web page links:

Non-course book involved:

  • Educating Counseling and Healing With Nature.
Order it or read/download it at
http://www.ecopsych.com/ksanity.html


Web pages and their links involved:



Additional Books involved:
the books you use for your Bachelors courses
  • Web of Life Imperative (WLI)
  • Reconnecting With Nature (RWN).
  • Einstein's World (EW).




Step 2A:

ECO 751 Cooperative Participation http://www.ecopsych.com/eco751.html


ENROLLMENT/GUIDES:  Stacey Mallory   Telephone


Step 2B:


By week 6 of the Orientation Course ECO 500, to continue in the program, request and complete a contract to join the Student Cooperative and Professional Group and email it to Stacey Mallory
C
all us, 360-378-6313, and sign up for the Student Cooperative participation. Also complete a preliminary, free, Akamai University application to take advantage of future opportunities.

ENROLLMENT/GUIDES:  Stacey Mallory Telephone

JOIN THE STUDENT COOPERATIVE


 Send all email to Stacey Mallory.

VISUALS AND REFERENCES THAT HELP YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND THESE 14 STEPS:

       * Orientation Video:
        http://youtu.be/Wu12L1h4VEU
     * Orientation Slide Show
        http://www.box.com/s/9a5b6eb4cc324b47448b

 
A. SYLLABUS INDEX for All Courses including Instructions for         ....many.procedures
    http://www.box.com/s/l7dei1jb2ef7nh2khae6

B. COOP CONTRACT
.   https://www.box.com/s/nxd21q31dsb1xo72590t..
     Return by email to Stacey Mallory  Telephone

   
C. AKAMAI ADMISSION FORM
   http://www.ecopsych.com/Akamai University Preliminary Application for PNC Students-1.doc
   ALTERNATE http://www.box.com/s/xd1bj46pc57cx9lm2pf9

   Return forms by email to Akamai University and Stacey Mallory

D. COOP ACTIVITY OPTIONS  
     http://www.ecopsych.com/iupscoop.html


E. PUBLIC EDUCATION OPTIONS 
     http://www.ecopsych.com/iupspubliceducation.html

f. LISTS Join the discussion/updates/help/news cooperative list and professional list


NOTE: TAKING ADDITIONAL COURSES:
To sign up for forthcoming courses or programs found in Steps 3-12 below, contact the appropriate Enrollment/Guide person listed in the steps on this page or through other volunteer contacts. http://www.ecopsych/contacts.html

BEST ADVICE: start the Step 4 ECO 501 six month course as soon as possible and do Steps 2, 3 and 4A concurrently with it. Call Dr. Cohen at 360-378-6313








Step 3:

ECO 508 (1 credit)
Natural Attraction, Intelligence and Sanity.

ENROLLMENT/GUIDES: 
Natalie Forrest  Telephone
Mike Cohen  (360)-378-6313
 







Step 4:


ECO 501 (3 credits),
Introduction: Educating and Counseling With Nature.




Step 4A:

Petition for Bachelors Equivalency (8 credits)

While taking this 501 course (and continuing with steps 2, 3 and 4) begin completing your autobiography documentation as a Petition for Bachelors Equivalency or for total of 5400 hours towards BS. (107 credits)
http://www.ecopsych.com/iupsbachelorequiv.html.
http://www.ecopsych.com/iupsbachelor.html


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Step 4B:

Further 4A Equivalency Instructions

EXM 400 You may further document your equivalence by taking challenge exam types of courses in different areas to document your completion of credits through prior training and life experience, similar to (ECO "700 series" ECO 752, 753, 791, 792 -described at http://www.ecopsych.com/eco700.html).  
SELECT HERE (Word)

ADDENDA: https://www.box.com/s/c2xc0d2n6n1ci9akgr8d
 

ENROLLMENT/GUIDES: Mike Cohen  (360)-378-6313

Please keep in mind that these exams are used to show that you have the background to do well in applying the Core Courses to your past and future livelihood and relationships.


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Step 4C:
  
To complete Bachelors equivalence or Certification Level one
, complete the ECO 800 Comprehensive Exam located at 

http://www.ecopsych.com/eco800.html
SELECT HERE (Word)

NOTE: 4C is a continuation of Step 2, above.


Required Readings
for Comprehensive Exams and Certification include

All programs start with the 2 credit Orientation Course (ECO 500)
For the course and program application select here.







Step 5:


Please be aware of the following:
It is the quality of your involvement in ECO 500, 501, 508 and the 571 Student Cooperative opportunities as a Mentor, Guide and Social Networker that is the determining factor for achieving a certificate, BS equivalency, BS degree or a combination of them.


Completing Steps 1-5 above achieves Certification Level One and Bachelors Degree or Bachelors Equivalence requirements.

Complete petitions and transcript information

Reminder: You may view a sample of the transcript used to convey Project NatureConnect's interactive cohort community learning process as courses and degree programs that are described on this page.


CONGRATULATIONS: At this point you are eligible for participation in the MS Degree Program and Level Two Certification, below.







.
A SUMMARY REFERENCE INDEX of the 14 step Degree Sequence
(<-- see/use the column on left)

Note: Please be aware of our
"
Who and How to Contact" page


COURSES FOR A DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE 


B. Courses in blue,  lead to a
(1) Bachelors Degree ($3750) or
(2) Bachelors Equivalence Certification ($1200) and/or
(3) Level-One Certificate.($740)  ECO: 500, 800, 751, 508, 501,700  Approximately 11 month duration


C. Courses in green, in addition to B, above, lead to a
(4) Master's Degree ($6000) or a
(5) Master's Equivalence Recognition
(6) Professional Diploma ($3,450) 

(6) Level-Two Certificate. ($765 above Level One)
ECO: 502, 800 (for MS Level), 700 series.  Approximately 18 month duration including B, above
D.Courses in brownin addition to B and C, above, 
lead to a
(7) Ph.D. ($7800)
and/or a Level-Three Certificate ($765 in addition to Level Two).
ECO: 602, 880  Approximately 30 month duration including A and B, above



SYNOPSIS OF COURSE SEQUENCE

Each core course, except ECO 508, is a prerequisite for the course that follows it.
All programs start with the 2 credit Orientation Course (ECO 500)
For the course and program application select here.

Index of course numbers and associated links, in sequence:

For your convenience, links to additional information are repeated throughout in small italics so that you don't have to search for them elsewhere. Link addresses are shown to be available if you want to copy or print out parts of this page


Bachelors Equiv, BS and/or Level One Certification

All updated course Syllabi and Process Guides are available at
http://www.box.com/shared/ndoyf0ntx5

ECO 500, interactive online Orientation Course  2 credits 
http://ecopsych.com/orient.html    Course Syllabus   Course Application
All programs start with this course. .

Indented courses, below, can be done while doing 500 and 501 if you have the time and want to save time.

ECO 800, Start open book comprehensive exam and student co-operative participation 1 credit. Full description SELECT HERE (Word)
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco800

ECO 751 Cooperative Participation, 2 credits.
 http://www.ecopsych.com/eco751.html

ECO 508, reading course (online optional) 1 credit
Full description SELECT HERE (Word)
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco508pub.html

ECO 501, interactive online course 3 credits
Full description SELECT HERE (Word)
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco501.html

Complete the ECO 800 open book comprehensive exam and student co-operative participation. Full description SELECT HERE (Word)
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco800.html

All programs start with the 2 credit Orientation Course (ECO 500)
For the course and program application select here.


Masters Equiv, MS and/or Level Two Certification

All updated course Syllabi and Process Guides are available at
http://www.box.com/shared/ndoyf0ntx5

ECO 502 (parts a & b), interactive online course  9 credits
Full description SELECT HERE (Word)
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco502parts.html

ECO 700 9 credits Use challenge exams to complete these courses
COURSE: http://www.ecopsych.com/eco700.html
EXAM:http://www.ecopsych.com/eco700.html#anchorchallenge

ECO 880, Complete MS comprehensive exam 2 credits including BS Comp (ECO 800).
Full description SELECT HERE (New Option: apply ECO 800 to Well Mind, Well Earth including Connecting With Nature)  
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco880.html

Complete a Thesis or its Equivalence in designing and defending a project that enhances the public and PNC's contribution of ECHN
http://www.ecopsych.com/iupsmscourse.html (Includes Equivalence)
SELECT HERE (Thesis only)
or
Complete Certificate Level 2

or
Complete a Professional Diploma in Applied Ecopsychology instead of an M.S. or Ph.D.


Ph.D. and/or Level Three Certification

ECO 602, Pre-Doctoral Co-facilitation of ECO 502 (includes Ph.D. project development and proposal time)

E. Most candidates, in addition to A, B, C, (above) take "prior learning" or "life experience" Challenge Exams for their Major Concentration to complete their remaining 9-22 credits required in the ECO 700 series of courses. These exams are used to validate that the candidate has met the objectives of ECO 700 courses via prior studies or life experience.
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco700.html

All programs start with the 2 credit Orientation Course (ECO 500)
For the course and program applicatioN select here...


OPTION: RETURN TO THE COMMUNITY PROCESS PAGE


NOTE: although the Akamai description of the MS process is research and thesis oriented, (http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/images/ECO_MS.pdf) many schools, including our PNC/Akamai Applied Ecopsychology Institute achieve the MS Degree goal instead through the design of an equivalent project or by taking an additional course. To achieve this, follow the steps 6-8A below


Note
: Please be aware of our "Who and How to Contact" page

Step 6:

EXM 880
Continue doing Step 2 on an MS level for ECO 502 and Co-Fac 501. Base your MS ECO 800 exam on the ECO 502 books Well Mind, Well Earth  and Connecting With Nature plus mjcohen22.html and thesisquote6.html https://www.box.com/s/480db355084add23b6dd







Step 7:

ECO 502
This course consists of parts A and B, below:


A. (5 credits) Education and Counseling With Nature -Part One.
Book: Well Mind Well Earth.

and
B. (4 credits) Education and Counseling With Nature -Part Two.
Full description SELECT HERE (Word)
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco502parts.html

ENROLLMENT/GUIDES: 
Leslie Whitcomb  Telephone
  • Book: Well Mind Well Earth and its companion book Connecting With Nature for A. and B. 
  • ECO 502 includes ECO 511/(611): to co-facilitate one section of ECO 501.
Step 7A:  

ECO 700 COURSES

You, in addition, further accomplish your program by taking challenge exams in different areas for 9 credits through three of the following life-experience courses: ECO "700 series" ECO 752, 753, 791, 792 described at ECO 700 Courses.  791 is required for the MS.

(Professional Diploma
Note: ECO 791 and 751 are the only 700 courses required for the Professional Diploma ).

Also see Optional elective courses and their descriptions

A special Eco-Art Therapy ECO 530/630 elective course is available for students interested in nature-connected art.  (It may also be used as an equivalence, in part, for an MS Thesis or a Professional Diploma project.)

You may, for a second or more time, organize and/or co-facilitate any of the core courses and use the hours for experience credit in ECO 700 courses, especially 791.

You may see a total of all course descriptions at http://www.ecopsych.com/akamaiMS.html


All programs start with the 2 credit Orientation Course (ECO 500)
For the course and program application select here.









Step 8:

As an alternative to a Thesis Proposal and Research Preparation, Thesis and Oral Review, (11 credits) [described at 
RES 885
http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/images/ECO_MS.pdf]
instead, submit a description of a past or present Organic Psychology project or position that you will design and/or have completed.  Add Step 8A to this description to complete 11 credits.

Step 8A:
 

In lieu of, or in addition to Step 8 you may
  • take some of our elective courses, for (example Eco-Art Therapy ECO 530/630)
    or
  • engage in mentor/facilitator/public education activities for a total of 11 credits.
  • or document that you have completed other equivalent courses up to 11 credits.

As part of your project description you may add the steps
in 8A, above in the form of challenge exams. You may include training and life experience hours above those already used to fulfill your ECO 700 courses.







Step 9:
 

(Complete EXM 880 the MS Comprehensive Examination  for M.S. matriculation...2 credits total that include 1 credit for the BS comprehensive (unless the latter is waived.) SELECT HERE (word)
(http://www.ecopsych.com/eco880.html

ENROLLMENT/GUIDES: Mike Cohen  (360)-378-6313







Step 10
:

DEGREES

A. Receive a USA non-accredited or an accredited UNESCO approved M.S. degree.

See details: http://www.ecopsych.com/iupsmscourse.html
and http://www.ecopsych.com/iupscoursetransfer.html

B. Omit the Thesis and ECO 700 series courses, except ECO 751 and 791, and receive a Professional Diploma in Applied Ecopsychology instead of an M.S. or Ph.D. A project completion is required, past or present (23 credits total instead of 55 for the Ph.D.)
Tuition: $3450.
http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/images/ProfessionalDiploma_AppliedEcopsychology.pdf

 


This Completes your M.S. Degree by Project  
or
M.S. Equivalence Degree 
and/or
Professional Diploma
and/or
Certification Level Two

Reminder:
You may view a sample of the transcript used to convey Project NatureConnect's interactive cohort community learning process as courses and degree programs that are described on this page.











The Index, below, is a repeat, for your convenience from the top of this page

 
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REFERENCE INDEX of the 14 step Degree Sequence (<-- see/use the column on left)


COURSES FOR A DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE (


B. Courses in blue,  lead to a
(1) Bachelors Degree ($3750) or
(2) Bachelors Equivalence Certification ($1200) and/or
(3) Level-One Certificate.($760)  ECO: 500, 800, 751, 508, 501,700  Approximately 11 month duration


C. Courses in green, in addition to B, above, lead to a
(4) Master's Degree ($6000) or a
(5) Master's Equivalence Recognition
(6) Professional Diploma ($3,450) 

(6) Level-Two Certificate. ($765 above Level One)
ECO: 502, 800 (for MS Level), 700 series.  Approximately 18 month duration including B, above

D.Courses in brownin addition to B and C, above, 
lead to a
(7) Ph.D. ($7800)
and/or a Level-Three Certificate ($765 in addition to Level Two).
ECO: 602, 880  Approximately 30 month duration including A and B, above





SYNOPSIS OF COURSE SEQUENCE

Each core course, except ECO 508, is a prerequisite for the course that follows it.
All programs start with the 2 credit Orientation Course (ECO 500)
For the course and program application select here.

Index of course numbers and associated links, in sequence:

For your convenience, links to additional information are repeated throughout in small italics so that you don't have to search for them elsewhere. Link addresses are shown to be available if you want to copy or print out parts of this page


Bachelors Equiv, BS and/or Level One Certification

All updated course Syllabi and Process Guides are available at
http://www.box.com/shared/ndoyf0ntx5

ECO 500, interactive online Orientation Course  2 credits 
http://ecopsych.com/orient.html    Course Syllabus   Course Application
All programs start with this course. .

Indented courses, below, can be done while doing 500 and 501 if you have the time and want to save time.

ECO 800, Start open book comprehensive exam and student co-operative participation 1 credit. Full description SELECT HERE (Word)
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco800

ECO 751 Cooperative Participation, 2 credits.
 http://www.ecopsych.com/eco751.html

ECO 508, reading course (online optional) 1 credit
Full description SELECT HERE (Word)
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco508pub.html

ECO 501, interactive online course 3 credits
Full description SELECT HERE (Word)
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco501.html

Complete the ECO 800 open book comprehensive exam and student co-operative participation. Full description SELECT HERE (Word)
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco800.html

All programs start with the 2 credit Orientation Course (ECO 500)
For the course and program application select here.


Masters Equiv, MS and/or Level Two Certification

All updated course Syllabi and Process Guides are available at
http://www.box.com/shared/ndoyf0ntx5

ECO 502 (parts a & b), interactive online course  9 credits
Full description SELECT HERE (Word)
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco502parts.html

ECO 700 9 credits Use challenge exams to complete these courses
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco700.html
EXAM:http://www.ecopsych.com/eco700.html#anchorchallenge

ECO 880, Complete MS comprehensive exam 2 credits including BS Comp (ECO 800).
Full description SELECT HERE (New Option: apply ECO 800 to Well Mind, Well Earth including Connecting With Nature)  
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco880.html

Complete a Thesis or its Equivalence by designing and defending a project that enhances the public and PNC's contribution of ECHN
http://www.ecopsych.com/iupsmscourse.html (Includes Equivalence)
SELECT HERE (Thesis only)

or
Complete Certificate Level 2

or
Complete a Professional Diploma in Applied Ecopsychology instead of an M.S. or Ph.D.


Ph.D. and/or Level Three Certification

ECO 602, Pre-Doctoral Co-facilitation of ECO 502 (includes Ph.D. project development and proposal time)

E. Most candidates, in addition to A, B, C, (above) take "prior learning" or "life experience" Challenge Exams for their Major Concentration to complete their remaining 9-22 credits required in the ECO 700 series of courses. These exams are used to validate that the candidate has met the objectives of ECO 700 courses via prior studies or life experience.
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco700.html

All programs start with the 2 credit Orientation Course (ECO 500)
For the course and program applicatioN select here.
















Certification Level Three and Ph.D Degree by Dissertation

Having completed Steps 1-10 as appropriate


Reminder: To view a total course synopsis of the steps, below, visit above

All programs start with the 2 credit Orientation Course (ECO 500)
For the course and program application select here.



Step 11:

ECO 601 (this is/was completed as Eco 501 Credits in Step 7.)  Its co-facilitating requirement is re-named Eco 611 for student teacher Ph.D. credits (for co-facilitating Eco 501)







Step 12:

ECO 602
(this coursework is/was completed as Eco 502 Credits. It consists of Co-Facilitating Eco 502) and is also identified as Eco 612 for for student teacher Ph.D. credits. This is often a participant's expertise contribution course and has no tuition requirement)

During this this period you may
- complete your Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam if not already completed (2 credits, as above in ECO 880)
http://www.ecopsych.com/eco880.html
or as per
[http://www.ecopsych.com/natpsycompr.html]
and

- FOR THE DOCTORATE: prepare your Ph.D. project proposal in conjunction with Dr. Cohen and Dr. Theresa Sweeney Academic Dean .
http://www.ecopsych.com/dissertation.html



This Completes Certification Level Three Requirements


Step 12A:  

PostGraduate Diploma: You may complete a proposed project without doing a dissertation to obtain a PostGraduate Diploma. "PGD ( Equivalent to  "Ph.D. courses and project completion without a dissertation."  Tuition $3,450 See description and call for further information. 360-378-6313).





Step 13:

Ph.D. by Dissertation matriculation: carefully read


Submit a copy of your MS thesis or ten or more pages of scholarly writing that demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of APA format, style and citations






Step 14
:

Ph.D project approval and completion

RES 890 : Participatory Research Techniques for Applied Ecopsychology (Required: 3 Credits)
RES 985 Dissertation Proposal 4
RES 990

ENROLLMENT/GUIDES: Mike Cohen  360-378-6313
Leslie Whitcomb

Complete 890, 985. 990 as follows:

Get your project topic and project proposal approved by Dr. Cohen and your appointed Ph.D. committee. Learn by doing. The proposal will involve and demonstrate your abilities in these courses

Via PNC, enter Ph.D. Research and Project Defense Dissertation at a cooperating university (Akamai).
http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/images/ECO_PHD.pdf

Phase 1: Dissertation Tutorial I - Basic Research Methods
Phase 2: Dissertation Tutorial II - Literature Review
Phase 3: Dissertation Tutorial III - Research Presentation
Phase 4: Doctoral Comprehensive Review
Phase 5: Dissertation Proposal Process
Phase 6: Conduct of Dissertation Project
Phase 7: Oral Review of Dissertation
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