The Agricultural Education track is where ag teachers are trained. We create strong partnerships with the College of Education and Workforce Education ensure that graduate students have a rich and full educational experience.

Option Details

The Agricultural Education option allows students to select course work related to their specific interests including: educational program planning and instructional development; leadership within and administration of agricultural education programs; and change in agricultural education.

Degree Options

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

M.Ed., M.S. and Ph.D. students in Education, Development and Community Engagement will demonstrate competency and breadth of knowledge in their chosen specialization within Program Development and Evaluation, Leadership and Community Development, Educational Processes, Research Methods, Data Analysis and Statistics. They will create new knowledge by conducting and reporting relevant research within their sub-disciplines. Students will be able to communicate with diverse audiences regarding issues related to Program Development and Evaluation, Leadership and Community Development, Educational Processes. They will develop analytical and critical thinking skills so that they can apply their knowledge to address relevant community and societal problems. They will become practiced in applying the principles of academic integrity and proper research methodology and reporting.

Course Work

This option requires 18-24 credits, chosen from the following:

  • EDCE 530 Teaching & Learning in Agriculture Science
  • EDCE 515 Engagement Through Outreach Scholarship in Higher Education
  • EDCE 524 Change in Education
  • EDCE 400 Global Agriculture Education
  • EDCE 412 Methods of Teaching Agriculture and Environmental Science
  • EDCE 438 Living in an Increasingly Diverse Society
  • C-S 560 Principles of Instructional Supervision and Curriculum and Instruction
  • LDT 505 Integrating Mobile Technologies into Learning Environments
  • LDT 550 Learning Design Studio
  • ADTED/CIED 508 (CIED) Globalization and Lifelong Learning

Professional Associations

To establish themselves as independent scholars, all graduate students are expected to become a member of at least one professional association linked to their professional and research interests. The following are the primary associations for this area of specialization:

American Association for Agricultural Education

North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture