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History of AEE

To Learn more about the 100 year history please read "The History of the Department of Agriculture and Extension Education"

In 1910-11, the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania mandated that one year of agriculture be taught in every rural high school, creating the need for additional qualified teachers. Apparently anticipating this legislation, the Department of Agricultural Education offered a “One–year Teacher’s Course” in 1910. During 1911-1912, the course was expanded into a major four-year curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree in agricultural education.