M.S. in Agricultural Education

M.S. in Agricultural Education

The world depends on agricultural sciences, which is why agricultural educators are needed everywhere – in business, in schools, and in government.

The Master’s in Agricultural Education at N.C. A&T will prepare you for a professional career in teaching or communicating the complexities of the global agriculture and natural resources systems that we all depend on.

Graduates of our program find rewarding careers as: agriscience teachers for middle or high schools; 4-H agents; Cooperative Extension agents; environmental lawyers; professors or researchers at land-grant universities; managers, human resources, public relations and marketing professionals for agricultural industries; government professionals for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), other federal or state agencies, and more.

The Master of Science in Agricultural Education at N.C. A&T offers two concentrations for you to choose from, depending on your career goals:

  • Professional Licensure – Prepares individuals to teach agriscience education in middle and high schools. Graduates of this track are eligible to apply for advanced (graduate level) licensure in North Carolina. This track offers graduates versatility in career options, because it prepares them for the many other professions that rely on agricultural educators.
  • Professional Service – Prepares individuals for careers in agribusiness, Cooperative Extension, government, or legal professions.

Other features of the program include: completion of 37 credit hours; a thesis or non-thesis option; distance learning courses – The majority of AGED courses are offered online, as well as on campus; each student’s program of study is guided by a graduate committee ; The opportunity to participate in Peace Corps, through the Master’s International Program.

To be admitted to the program, students must first apply and be admitted to the Graduate School.   

We welcome your questions about how a Master of Science in Agricultural Education can prepare you for success. Please contact:

Dr. Chastity Warren-English

Dr. Chastity Warren-English

Agriscience  Education Program Coordinator
Room 251-A Carver Hall

ckwarren@ncat.edu (336) 285-4819, or (336) 334-7711
Fax: (336) 334-7257