Career & Technical Education: Agricultural Education

Prepare the next generation of agriculture leaders.

At an early age, youth can begin learning important lifelong skills about raising crops, caring for animals, conducting research and managing a farm or agribusiness.

This program prepares you to teach secondary-level students (grades 6-12) about the agriculture industry and technologies. You will gain broad agriculture knowledge, explore teaching methods, and learn how to plan a curriculum, manage a classroom and supervise out-of-classroom learning programs like FFA and 4-H.

Hands-on learning opportunities include shadowing a local teacher, assisting a local FFA chapter, and studying at the on-campus animal centers, greenhouses and plant science farms.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Want to become a teacher
  • Enjoy working with youth
  • Are interested in agriculture sciences
  • Have strong communication and leadership skills
  • Are involved in 4-H, FFA or other agriculture-related activities

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Agriculture teacher at secondary level (6-12 grades)
  • Supervisor of FFA or 4-H
  • Youth development educator
  • Marketing specialist
  • Community planning consultant
  • University extension educator

Available On-Campus

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