Degree Requirements

Agricultural Education, Initial Certification

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

Educators in both classroom and non-formal settings who wish to continue their professional development should consider the graduate degree in Professional Development in Agricultural Education.

Initial Teaching Licensure

Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Licensure Requirements, 15 credits or more
TED 440 Techniques in Agriculture., 3 credits
Choose one student teaching option, 12 credits
    TED 472 Student Teaching - Initial
    TED 473 Student Teaching -Additional License
    TED 474 Student Teaching - COST International
    TED 479 K-12 Internship Teaching
Any classes needed to meet WI Department of Public Instruction requirements for agricultural education content and general education.

Licensure Requirements, 30 credits
AGED 569 Philosophy of Vocational and Cooperative Education, 4 credits
AGED 603 Supervision of Work Experience and Youth Organizations, 3 credits
AGED 630 Methods of Teaching Ag Mechanics, 3 credits
AGED 662 Curriculum Design in Vocational Education, 3 credits
AGED 701 Advanced Leadership and Group Dynamics, 2 credits
ESM 500 Environmental Education, 3 credits
SPED 530 Exceptional Child, 3 credits
TED 622 Secondary School & Content Area Reading, 3 credits
TED 701 Psychology of Teaching and Learning, 3 credits
TED 706 Historical, Philosophical, and Multicultural Foundations of Education, 3 credits

Research Requirements, 4-6 credits
AGED 781 Graduate Seminar, 1 credit
AGED 782 Research Seminar I, 1 credit
AGED 783 Research Seminar II, 1 credit
Choose from:
AGED 777 Capstone Experience, 1-3 credits
or AGED 793 Final Research Paper, 1-3 credits
or AGED 799 Thesis, 1-3 credits

Additional licensure requirements include a portfolio, demonstration of basic skills, demonstration of academic progress, demonstration of subject matter, and 2,000 hours of work experience in occupations related to agriculture, food or natural resources.

For More Information

Dr. Tim Buttles, Program Coordinator
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science
Department of Agricultural Education