Agricultural Education and Leadership Undergraduate Programs
Looking for a career where you can combine your interests in agriculture and working with people? A career where you can help shape the next generation's understanding of agriculture and its role in society? A career where you can use your communication and human relations skills to obtain leadership roles in many agricultural industries?
Then consider agricultural education and leadership.
You can individualize your degree program by choosing between two options: teaching or leadership and communication.
Teacher Certification Emphasis
The Teacher Certification Emphasis prepares students to meet state teacher certification requirements and teach agriculture in public schools at the secondary and adult levels.
In addition to courses in agricultural education, the teaching option curriculum includes courses in general education, technical agriculture (agricultural economics, agricultural business and management, animal science, plant and soil science, agricultural systems management, horticulture, natural resources and forestry) and professional teacher certification courses offered through the College of Education.
The capstone experience involves a 16-week student teaching internship.
The Leadership Emphasis focuses on the development of leadership and communication skills in agriculture, food and natural resources.
Students are encouraged to develop a diverse background in agriculture with an emphasis on communication, leadership and human relations skills.
Students have the opportunity to specialize in an area of interest by completing coursework in one or more agriculture, food or natural resource disciplines.
In addition to agricultural education and leadership course requirements, students complete course work in agricultural economics, agricultural sales and marketing, plant science, agricultural systems management, natural resources and food science.
The capstone experience involves a supervised educational internship with an agricultural business, public or private agency or commodity organization.
Minor in Agricultural Education
Two minors are available in Agricultural Education: