Agricultural & Extension Education
This program is intended for students desiring advanced study in teaching agriculture in public schools, communications and leadership, or extension education. The curriculum is designed to ensure students develop competence in:
- Communications and leadership;
- Design, operation, and philosophy of agricultural and extension education programs;
- Research and evaluation processes.
- Technical and professional education
In addition, students pursuing careers that emphasize agricultural and extension education will be expected to develop an understanding of teaching/learning processes.A student who does not have a B.S. in agriculture with a major in agricultural and exte nsion education may be required to complete undergraduate courses in agriculture and professional education if he or she plans to obtain certification to teach. A thesis is required as part of the 30 credit-hour graduation requirement.
Doctor of Philosophy
Beyond the core, doctoral students take four courses covering research design, data
analysis, program development, and program evaluation. Additional courses in teaching
and learning theory, educational psychology, supervision, administration and leadership,
and statistics are recommended. Students will have two fields of specialization
consisting of a minimum of 12 to 15 semester hours of coursework each, not counting
research. A dissertation is required as part of the graduation requirements.