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Agricultural & Extension Education

Ag. Ed student teaching FFA members Agriculture remains an important component of educational programs across the U.S., and the Davis College prepares students for a variety of careers in the field. Students can choose from three areas of emphasis: agriculture teacher education, extension education, or agriculture and environmental technology.

Fast Facts

Learn from the best

Our faculty have been recognized by the National FFA Organization for significant contributions to agricultural education.

LEAding the way

West Virginia is one of only two northeastern states with an agricultural education preparation program.

Student teach

Gain practical, real-world experience prior to graduation by spending a semester student teaching.


  • Agriculture teaching
  • Extension agent
  • Production and technical agriculture teaching
  • Professional employment in government, industry or entrepreneurship

Course Schedule

Freshman Year

Suggested Plan of Study

Fall Spring
AGEE 102 – Educational Colloquium 
AGEE 101 – Global Food and Agricultural Industry
AGEE 103 – Basics of Agricultural Mechanization
AGEE 110 – Microcomputer Applications in Ag. Education
ENGL 101 – Intro to Composition and Rhetoric
AGEE 220 – Group Organization and Leadership
A&VS 251 – Principles of Animal Science
PSYC 101 – Introduction to Psychology
MATH 121 – Intro Concepts of Mathematics

For full suggested course schedule, class descriptions and more information on General Education Foundations (GEF) see course catalog.

WVU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) at WVU is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through Fall 2021. CAEP is the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation.

The Agricultural and Extension Education specialty licensure area offered at our EPP has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Education.

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