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Agriculture Education

  • The Agricultural Education Program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in General Agriculture and concurrent teacher certification. This program prepares students to become qualified teachers and to successfully assume the complex role of a teacher in the classroom of the twenty-first century. Agricultural Education includes general education, professional education, and specialized education. The curriculum for each student will vary depending on needs and interest. The flexibility of the curriculum provides the student an opportunity to select courses in various areas of agriculture. The primary goal of the undergraduate teacher education program is to ensure success within the teaching profession by (1) providing a comprehensive knowledge base that ensures competency in agriculture subject matter areas, and (2) providing the opportunity to develop sophisticated clinical skills. Students enrolled in this program are provided a carefully planned course of study that emphasizes excellence in both theoretical and applied learning.

    Internships

    Students are strongly encouraged to be involved in an internship and/or cooperative education program to acquire experience that will prepare them for a highly competitive and diversified workforce.


    Employment Opportunities

    Students will be prepared to pursue a career or graduate degree in:
    ● Secondary Education
    ● Production and Management
    ● Cooperative Extension
    ● Research and Development
    ● State and Federal Agencies
    ● USDA
    ● Conservation and Environmental Stewardship