Agricultural Education

This major prepares students to teach agricultural education for grades 5-12. You'll be licensed to teach agriscience, agribusiness, agriculture, horticulture, food systems, agrimechanics, and natural resource management. You'll learn the foundations of education, and do a year of student teaching.

Your studies will cover a range of topics, including agriculture, economics, natural resources, food systems, biology, humanities, and communications.


Undergraduate: Apply and teach agricultural, food, and natural resource sciences during field experiences in schools. Develop communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills. Help meet the demand for school-based agricultural education teachers that is expected to increase in the future, both in Minnesota and across the United States.

Master of Science: Graduate with an undergraduate degree such as agricultural communication & marketing, animal science, or natural resources, and complete this program to become licensed to teach agricultural education. Make a positive contribution to student’s lives, schools, and communities.


University of Minnesota Twin Cities Office of Admissions
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Amy Smith
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