Agricultural Education

Degree Offered: M.S.

Concentrations: 1) Professional Licensure; 2) Professional Service

The Master of Science in Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems. Agricultural Education at North Carolina A&T is offered completely online and on campus.

The Professional Licensure concentration 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 also prepares them for the many other professions that rely on agricultural educators. The Agricultural Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to offer advanced licensure training in Agricultural Education. The Professional Licensure track is designed for individuals who are currently teaching secondary agricultural education, holders of the “A” License for secondary agricultural education in the State of North Carolina, are provisionally licensed for agricultural education, or are seeking licensure through the graduate program.

The Professional Service concentration prepares individuals for careers in agribusiness, government, or legal professions.  Students interested in international study can participate in the Peace Corps International.  Students in both study tracks are also prepared for doctoral degree programs and other professional schools.  Graduates of the program find employment in secondary education, agribusiness industry, federal and state government, cooperative extension, higher education, rural and international development, and nonprofits. Some prominent employers include the United States Department of Agriculture, John Deere, Kraft, Cargill, and the North Carolina Public School System. Many graduates go on to pursue doctoral work at prestigious research universities such as Virginia Tech, University of Florida, Iowa State, Purdue, and Penn State.



Contact Information

College of Agriculture & Environmental Science

Graduate Coordinator: Chastity Warren English
Phone: 336-285-4819

Department Chair: Kenrett Jefferson-Moore
Phone: 336-285-4829

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