Agricultural education is a small program with close interaction of faculty and staff along with the resources and opportunities that a major university provides. Candidates’ academic advisor and student teaching coordinator is also a primary course instructor, which allows for seamless guidance through the program.
To prepare candidates for the contemporary agricultural education context, topics such as social justice, variation in student socioeconomic status, and education of students with disabilities are integrated throughout coursework.
Over the past three years, Agricultural Education candidates have scored higher than the state average on the Agricultural Education contest test. Additionally, they have performed above the state and national average on the edTPA teacher performance assessment.