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Agricultural Education – Agricultural Literacy

Do You Want to Improve the Agricultural Literacy in our Schools and Cities?

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.

An integral part of a complete agricultural education system is agricultural literacy. Agricultural literacy is the synthesis, instruction, and communication of basic information about agriculture to the public. Potential occupations may include assisting educators, producers, industry groups, and others to effectively incorporate information about agriculture into subjects being taught or examined in public and private forums. Agricultural literacy is education about agriculture. The agricultural literacy programming and training in this degree area will focus on a wide range of ages (from early childhood to adult), audiences (rural, urban, ethnically diverse, etc.) and a variety of agriculture topics.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Significant knowledge, skills and dispositions in agriculture
  • Ability to create instruction opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners
  • Employment of innovative instructional methods and assessment techniques to promote learning in agriculture
  • Effective program management and techniques in program evaluation

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 nine around the state.

Learn More about ARDEC

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Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building

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

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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

Interest
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Related Interests

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

  • Agribusiness Curriculum Development (school and organizational)
  • Community Organizations
  • Extension Programs
  • Industry Trades
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Program Development
  • Teaching School Administration
Aubriel Jones.

Department Advisor

Aubriel Jones

For more information, contact Aubriel Jones, Coordinator of Undergraduate Success for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Advising focus is on-campus students, last names A-J.

Jesse Kuklakis.

Department Advisor

Jesse Kuklakis

For more information, contact Jesse Kuklakis, Academic Success Coordinator for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Advising focus is on-campus students, last names K-Z.