Instructor Application

Lead Instructor applications must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation, one of these from the sponsoring Training Facility.  Associate and Assistant Instructor applications must be accompanied by a Letter of Support from the Training Facility’s Lead Instructor.

Note: Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Instructor Information
* Name:
* Title:
* Organization:
* Organization Website:
* Street Address:
Please list an address that will accept FedEx deliveries (no PO Boxes please).
* City:
* Zip:
* County:
* Email:
* Phone:
Alternate Phone:
Fax:
* Please select the application type:

    
    
    
If not applying for a Lead Instructor position, name the Lead Instructor of your FMNP Training Facility. This person must submit your Letter of Support to complete your application packet.
* Core Module course(s) interested in teaching:

    
    
    
    
* Special Topic(s) you are interested in teaching:

    
    
    
    
    
If you have degrees in environmental education, natural resource interpretation, wildlife science or a related field, please specify degree, university and year obtained:

    
* Please write a brief description of your experience presenting environmental education or natural resource interpretive programs:

    
Please include any other information you’d like to share (training, other degrees, certifications, etc.) as part of your application:

    
Training Facility
* Name, title and contact information of the Training Facility's director or supervisor:

    
Can your classroom facilities host 20 students?
Do you have access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007 and an LCD projector?
* Please describe the capabilities and features of your facility for hosting classes (audio/visual, classroom space, desks avail­ability, restroom availability, indoor/outdoor special features, etc.):

    

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations.

Consent:

I understand that applying to become an FMNP Instructor is a competitive process. I further understand that my application will be determined according to 1) my qualifications, 2) the appropriateness and sufficiency of my host organization/agency, 3) the availability of Instructor spots in my area, and 4) the mission and educational delivery needs of the FMNP.

I further understand that my application will be peer-reviewed by appropriate FMNP staff, including FMNP Instructors. By submitting this application, I consent to all of the foregoing terms and procedures.

Note: Certification status is specific to the organization under which you have applied. To become an FMNP Instructor under a new organization or in a new area of the state requires submission of a new Instructor application.

Note: Completion of any FMNP classes, while helpful, is not required to become an FMNP Instructor. Likewise, completion of FMNP classes does not qualify an applicant without appropriate teaching experience and/or education as described above.

If you have any questions, please contact the FMNP Program Coordinator at info@masternaturalist.org or (352) 294-0757.