College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences


Program Overview

The Agricultural and Extension Education concentration is designed for students wanting to learn more about leadership development and styles, and educational methods for youth and adults used in agricultural and related fields.

Advanced work may involve specialized training in career and technical education and extension education.

Candidates will develop an individual program of study that provides a comprehensive knowledge of the teaching and learning process with a strong theoretical foundation and practical research experience in agricultural education.

Candidates will be prepared for a position of leadership in a variety of educational settings, such as public and private schools, community colleges, universities, business, government, and industry.

Program Outcomes

The program will prepare graduates to:

  • Apply their critical thinking skills to solve complex issues impacting agriculture and environmental sciences.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills through project and dissertation work and conference presentations.
  • Conduct research or undertake advanced projects in an area of sustainable agriculture and environmental sciences.
  • Be active and effective leaders in their professional societies and will demonstrate and model disciplinary expertise.

Scholarly Engagement

Faculty and students have published in the following top-tier journals in the field of agricultural education: 

The Journal of Agricultural Education, The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, International Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, and the Journal of Career and Technical Education.  Students and faculty are active members of professional organizations and present at various local, national and international academic conferences.

Employment Oppertunities

A variety of job opportunities exist for graduates of this program. Our graduates are readily recruited by industries, schools, universities, and state or federal agencies including Cooperative Extension, USDA, EPA, and many others as well as international organizations.

For more information

Dr. Chastity Warren English, Program Coordinator

Prospective students should plan to meet with the agriculutral education faculty prior to submitting their applications to discuss their potential research agendas with those professors who their research align and include those ideas in the personal statement.