Agricultural Education, Initial Certification

Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Education

Initial Teaching Licensure

Degree Requirements

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

Undergraduate Requirements, 15 credits or more
TED 440 Techniques in Sec. Ed. - Ag., 3 credits
TED 475, Student Teaching K-12, 12 credits
or TED 478 Secondary School Internship, 12 credits
Any CAFES classes needed to meet WI DPI agriculture content standards or general education certification requirements.

Licensure Requirements, 27 credits
AGED 603 Supervision of Work Experience and Youth Organizations, 3 credits
AGED 662 Curriculum Design in Vocational Education, 3 credits
AGED 569 Philosophy of Vocational and Cooperative Education, 4 credits
AGED 701 Advanced Leadership and Group Dynamics, 2 credits
TED 745 Psychology of Teaching, 6 credits
ESM 500 Environmental Education, 3 credits
SPED 530 Exceptional Child, 3 credits
READ 622 Content Area Literacy in Middle & Secondary Schools, 3 credits

Research Requirements, 4-6 credits
AGED 781, AGED 782, AGED 783 Research Seminar in Ag Ed (1 credit each), 3 credits
AGED 798 Independent Research, 1-3 credits
or AGED 799 Thesis, 2-3 credits

Additional certification requirements include a portfolio, Praxis I and II tests and industry work experience.