University Catalog 2024-2025

Agricultural and Extension Education (Certificate)

The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education offers a Graduate Certificate in Agricultural and Extension Education. The program focuses on developing knowledge and skills needed to be effective teachers of agriculture in the public schools and community colleges or to work as an educator with the Cooperative Extension Service or in other non-formal educational settings such as public gardens, nature centers and in international development.


The certificate program involves completion of 15 credit hours and the preparation of a professional portfolio. The career goals of the student will determine which sequence of courses to take.

More Information

Agricultural and Extension Education Website


The AEHS certificate program is appropriate for individuals who:

  • Have a master’s degree in another discipline but would like to gain expertise in agricultural and extension education
  • Are earning a teacher certification in agriculture and desire additional credentials
  • Work as an extension agent or in another community setting, and need to take courses for required professional development credits

Students apply online by visiting the Graduate School’s website and completing an online application. Students currently in a graduate degree program should contact the program director for information regarding adding the certificate program to an existing degree program.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA, in-line with the Graduate School’s minimum requirement
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Personal statement
  • Application fee

Applicant Information 

  • Entrance Exam: None
  • Delivery Method: On Campus, Online, Hybrid
  • Entrance Exam: None

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: Feb 1 (assistantships & international); June 15 (US)
  • Spring: Jul 15 (International); Nov 1 (US)
  • Summer 1: Mar 25 (US); Dec 15 (Int)
  • Summer 2: May 10 (US); Dec 15 (Int)

Plan Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Agricultural and Extension Education is divided into two focuses: Agricultural Education and Extension Education.

Certificates earned will be distributed as: "Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Education and Extension Education" without focus area specifications.

Select a Focus Area below, and select at least 5 courses within the corresponding list:15
Agricultural Education focus
Agricultural Education, Schools and Society
Foundations Of Agricultural and Extension Education
Youth Program Management
Occupational Experience in Agriculture
Coordinating the High School Agricultural Education Program
Curriculum Development in Agricultural and Extension Education
Teaching Agriculture in Secondary Schools
Practicum In Agricultural and Extension Education
Effective Teaching in Agriculture and Life Sciences
Extension Education focus
Foundations Of Agricultural and Extension Education
Program Planning in Agricultural Extension and Human Sciences
Adult Education in Agriculture
Leadership and Management of Volunteers in Agricultural and Extension Education
Organizational Behavior and Administrative Leadership in Agricultural & Human Science
Evaluation in Agricultural and Human Sciences
International Agricultural Development
Practicum In Agricultural and Extension Education
Total Hours15