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Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership

Agricultural Education

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.

Academic Advisement
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.

Student Organizations
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.

Degree Options
You may choose from 7 study options to customize your degree:

  • Agricultural Education/Agricultural Communication Double Major (BSAG)
  • Agricultural Education/Agricultural Business and Economics option (BSAG)
  • Agricultural Education - Animal Agriculture option (BSAG)
  • Agricultural Education/Horticulture Double Major (BSAG)
  • Agricultural Education - Horticulture Sciences option (BSAG)
  • Agricultural Education - Natural Resources option (BSAG)
  • Agricultural Education - Teaching option (BSAG)

Possible Careers of Graduates

  • High school agricultural education teacher
  • Middle/high school science teacher
  • Community college agriculture instructor

Degree Requirements

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