Agricultural Education, Grades K-12

Located in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science, Agricultural Education prepares students for teaching positions in agricultural education/agribusiness as well as jobs in agricultural business, sales, service, production, marketing, public relations, extension and research. Students will develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be successful professionals. 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. While the UW-River Falls 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. Many students go on to teach Agricultural Education at middle schools and high schools across both states and beyond. In fact, more than 50 percent of Agriculture teachers in Wisconsin alone are River Falls graduates.