Agricultural Teacher Education
Our Agricultural Education students graduate prepared to teach agriculture, serve as FFA advisors, and supervise agricultural experiences (SAE) in public and private schools. Many of our alumni pursue careers in middle and high schools, universities and community colleges, county extension offices, and in the agricultural industry. Learn more about the many agricultural and human science career opportunities available.
Completion of the B.S. program in Agricultural Education leads to teacher licensure in North Carolina for grades 6-12. Because of North Carolina’s reciprocity agreements, graduates also can pursue certification in about 35+ states. Download the Teacher Licensure Checklist to review the requirements for admissions to teacher education candidacy and help you stay on course.
The agricultural education curriculum has three components:
General education courses are required for all NC State University students.
A broad understanding of agriculture. Students complete introductory courses in animal or poultry science, plant science, soil science, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, and forestry to develop the necessary agricultural background to provide information to a variety of clients.
A concentration in one area of agriculture: Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Agronomy, Animal Science, Horticultural Science, Natural Resources, or Poultry Science. Each curriculum culminates in a semester-length practicum experience in which students apply their knowledge and skills in a real-world setting.
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