Agricultural Education

The programs of study offered in Agricultural Education are designed to provide both comprehensive and specialized training to prepare graduates for careers in a wide range of fields of agriculture. In addition to being prepared for licensure as teachers, graduates are professionally prepared for work in cooperative extension and other federal and state programs and services, as well as international education endeavors. Graduates also may find employment as educational directors and consultants with agribusiness firms and organizations. Studies may culminate in the BS, MAg, MS or PhD degrees. The Agricultural Education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The undergraduate teaching option is designed to qualify the bachelor’s degree recipient for the Oklahoma Agricultural Education Teaching License. This license is recognized as meeting requirements for initial employment as a teacher in most states. Graduates look forward to careers ranging from agricultural education teacher and cooperative extension educator to agricultural sales, marketing and production positions. The undergraduate Agricultural Education major is structured to provide educational experiences in general education, agriculture and professional education. However, additional degree options are offered to allow students the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of agriculture or natural resources such as Animal Agriculture or Horticultural Sciences.