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Major in Agricultural Education

Do You Want to Fill the Growing Need of Agricultural Teachers?
Agricultural Education is defined as a systematic program of instruction for students desiring to learn and educate around the science, business, and technology of agriculture, food and environmental/natural resource systems. Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and informed choices regarding agriculture. CSU focuses on two delivery concentrations in Agricultural Education: Teacher Development for school-based agricultural education, and Agricultural Literacy for application in non-formal and informal learning spaces.

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Concentrate on What Interests You Most

We offer two degree concentration options so you can further specialize in topic areas that are most valuable to your education and career goals.

Teacher Development Concentration

This concentration focuses on credentialing teachers to deliver school-based agricultural education programming in the state of Colorado. Agricultural education programming is active in 120 secondary programs with approximately 6,000 enrolled.

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Agricultural Literacy Concentration

Agricultural literacy synthesizes technical and practical agricultural knowledge to educate the public. Ag literacy professionals work in multiple educational settings including primary, secondary, and adult education. 

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Considering a Minor?

Take a moment to learn about how you can add a minor in Agricultural Education to your degree.


  • The Skills to communicate high-quality agricultural content to diverse audiences in a variety of settings about different forms of agriculture, focused on all of the departs at CSU including animal science, plant science, agricultural mechanics, natural resources, food products and processing, and agricultural business
  • How to be an effect educator
  • Hands on experience through a required internship in agricultural literacy or teacher development, also known as student teaching

Where You’ll Find Us

Teaching at ARDEC.

Agricultural Research and Development Center

Work directly with crops and livestock at this research and teaching complex — one of ten around the state.

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Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building

CSU’s new home for Colorado agriculture, student aspirations and agricultural innovation for global impact.

Learn more about the Nutrien Building


COBANK Center for Agricultural Educaton

Get hands-on experience in laboratory, technology, and teaching spaces so you can successfully teach future generations about agriculture.

Learn more about the COBANK Center

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Related Interests

  • Agriculture
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Program Design 
  • Teacher Development
  • Technology
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Related Careers

  • Post-secondary Agriculture Teacher
  • 4-H Agent
  • Youth Development Specialist
  • Science Teacher
  • Education Specialist
  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Fair Manager
  • Government
  • Agribusiness or AgriServices Representative

Meet the DARE Academic Success Team

Aubriel Zachman

Department Advisor

Aubriel Zachman

For more information, contact Aubriel Zachman, Academic Success Coordinator for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

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Department Advisor

Jesse Kuklakis

For more information, contact Jesse Kuklakis, Academic Success Coordinator for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

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