The B.S. in Agricultural Education provides students with the tools needed to succeed in the teaching profession and related careers. There is instruction provided in teaching methods, curriculum planning, leadership development, and community study.
The Ohio Teaching Licensure pathway includes courses in topics such as agriscience foundation, student leadership organization, and methods of teaching agricultural education. Students will gain hands-on experience with an off-campus 12-weeks student teaching program in an agricultural high school setting. Multidisciplinary coursework also includes agribusiness, animal science, horticulture, soils, agricultural machines, grain crops, and natural resources.
What does an Agricultural Education Major Study?
B.S in Agricultural Education (Extension Pathway):
The extension pathway to a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education will have students plan and deliver effective instruction that advances the learning of individuals interested in agriculture and agricultural issues. Students will be prepared to work in careers requiring the skills necessary to train, and develop others, including adult education and youth leadership development. Students who complete the requirements for the degree pathway will obtain a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and a Minor in Sustainable Agriculture.
B.S in Agricultural Education (Agriscience Licensure Pathway):
The primary role of this program is to prepare diverse agricultural educators, address the need for a global agriculture perspective and meet the demand for qualified and credentialed agricultural educators for expanding high school agriscience programs in existing and underserved areas. Students who complete the requirements of the degree pathway will obtain a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education with a Minor in Sustainable Agriculture, and earn a Secondary Ohio Teaching License in Agriscience for grades 7-12.
Students pursuing a B.S in Agricultural Education and a secondary Ohio Teaching License must meet all requirements of admission to the Educator Preparation Program in the College of Education including:
October 15 for Spring Admission, or April 15 for Fall Admission.
The School of Agricultural Education and Food Science was established in 2016. The Agricultural Education degree programs were first offered in the Fall 2017.