Students in agricultural education study courses in science, agriculture, general education and professional education to prepare them for teaching secondary agricultural education or for pursuing a variety of careers that require training in education and agriculture. A 12-week off-campus student teaching experience in a selected school district is required.
Agricultural education students have faculty advisers to ensure each student's unique interests and professional aspirations are taken into consideration. Advisers assist students in identifying their career objectives and in reaching career preparation goals.
The department sponsors a wide range of student organizations to assist students in gaining the leadership, interpersonal and professional skills needed for a successful career and personal fulfillment. Student organizations include Collegiate FFA, Alpha Tau Alpha, Collegiate 4-H, Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and Collegiate Farm Bureau.
Possible Careers of Graduates
• High school agricultural education teacher
• Middle/high school science teacher
• Community college agriculture instructor
• Agricultural Education Frequently Asked Questions
• Agricultural Education Courses
• Agricultural Education Faculty
• Agricultural Education Scholarships
• Teacher Certification Checklist
• Other resources for student teachers