This blog contains excerpts from the “Planning Resource for Developing a Two-Year Emergency Management Academic Program” (March 2019) and reflects the collective contribution of the time and expertise of several individuals sharing their dedication to preparing the next generation of emergency management professionals.

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Did you know that FEMA Higher Education Program  includes Special Interest Groups (SIG) to inform the emergency management profession through education and to promote and connect our nation’s academic community members?  This effort includes a SIG entitled Collaboration, Connection, and Commitment of 2-Year Emergency Management Programs.  The next few weeks of the blog will focus on planning resources for two-year programs. This week, let’s look at Curriculum Development Resource considerations for two-year programs.

Curriculum Development Resources

This information was presented through a webinar engaging the SIG Collaboration, Connection, and Commitment to Two-Year Emergency Management Academic Programs on November 28, 2018. Additional resources were identified and are included in this document. Contributors to this planning resource acknowledge the wealth of curriculum development information available through the FEMA Higher Education Group, partnering colleges, associations, and other sources. A synthesized resource list has been organized into the following three categories: 1) Body of Knowledge; 2) Law, Doctrine, and Policy; and 3) Syllabi, Lesson Plans, and Assessment Tools. The Emergency Management Core Curriculum Model has been built upon and anchored to the resources below.

Body of Knowledge

Law, Doctrine, and Policy

Syllabi, Lesson Plans, and Assessment Tools

Additional References

FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Higher Education Task Force. Associates Outcomes Task Force Report. June 2014.

Hart Research Associates. Fulfilling the American Dream: Liberal Education and the Future of Work: Selected Findings from Online Surveys of Business Executives and Hiring Managers. Association of American Colleges and Universities. July 2018,

This concludes our summer series discussing the Planning Resource for Developing a Two-Year Emergency Management Academic Program.    Join us to welcome students to the FCC Fall 2019 Semester!  Let’s make it a great year!!!

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