Agricultural Education

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Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Education


Professional Development in Agricultural Education

Initial Teaching Licensure

Who Should Enroll

  • Certified agricultural educators in middle, secondary or post-secondary schools
  • Agriculture, food or environmental science professionals in extension, industry or other non-formal education sessions who desire a masters degree
  • Those who are seeking initial certification as agricultural education instructors in middle or  secondary schools

Key Features

  • Flexibility to construct a graduate program that meets the needs of different students
  • A history of excellent job placement rates and starting salaries among graduates
  • A connection between theory and practice in the dynamic fields of agriculture, food and environmental science
  • Integration of distance learning and face-to-face classroom course work

Program Curriculum

Candidates select one of program options and obtain approval from the program coordinator before beginning their program of study.

Professional Development in Agricultural Education

This option is designed for educators in both classroom and non-formal settings to continue their professional development.

See Degree Requirements

Initial Teaching Licensure in Agricultural Education

This option is designed for students with a non-teaching baccalaureate degree seeking initial teacher licensure as agricultural education instructors.

See Degree Requirements

For More Information

Dr. Tim Buttles, graduate program coordinator
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science
Department of Agricultural Education

Initial Teaching Certification Portfolio Assistance

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