The agricultural education major provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be successful professionals. Student organizations, work with 4-H and FFA members, and internships are all valued parts of the program. While the program is designed to meet the requirements for an agricultural education teaching license in Wisconsin, its design closely follows the Minnesota licensure requirements as well.
This program includes a mix of technical agriculture, professional education, and agricultural education courses. The major does not require a minor, but many students choose to complete one. In addition to the required classes, students must complete field experience hours, agricultural experience hours, and state-mandated tests for program completion to receive a teaching license.
The agricultural education department faculty and staff support student development through teaching, academic advising, and advising student organizations. Courses supporting the major are taught by faculty from other departments both within the college and from across campus. To supplement classroom experiences, students utilize modern and well-equipped laboratories, computer facilities, three food processing pilot plants, and two laboratory farms.
Agricultural education offers excellent career opportunities in a diverse array of agriculture
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provides the knowledge and skills needed for success in a range of agricultural fields. While the program focuses on teaching in school and extension settings, graduates also find successful careers in such areas as communications, public relations, advertising, marketing, management and more.
324 Agricultural Science
Ag Education is a program in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences