Agricultural Education, M.S.
Prepare to meet the demand for professional county extension educators and high school agricultural science teachers. Study advanced teaching methods, leadership and communications, and research methodologies related to agricultural and extension education.
As a student in the program, you will conduct a unique and independent research project with the guidance of an adviser and graduate committee. You'll present your findings to professors and peers and demonstrate your expertise in a question and answer session. Select between two options:
Thesis—Develop a research methodology, carry out scientific data collection, interpret and analyze your results. Thoroughly cite sources. Publish your findings in an academic periodical such as the Journal of Agricultural Education, Journal of Extension, Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, or the Journal of Leadership Education.
Practical project—Analyze an aspect of an agriculture education program for a real-life client. Demonstrate how your findings improve the field of agricultural education. Put together a professional paper of your project and results.