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Agricultural Education – Teacher Development

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.

Teacher development in school-based agricultural education is delivered in a three-part model: classroom, experiential learning, and leadership development. Teacher development in school-based agriculture education is education in agriculture. Students in the Teacher Development concentration take classes in agriculture and in the Center for Educator Preparation (CEP). A Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education with a concentration in Teacher Development leads to teacher licensure by the state of Colorado. The curriculum requires students to demonstrate a competent knowledge of educational theory and a broad-based understanding in agricultural content. Students combine practical experience and technical course work including animal science, plant science, agricultural mechanics, natural resources, food products and processing, and agriculture business. Students must have a 2.75 GPA, pass the Praxis II assessment for Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources licensure and complete a student teaching semester internship.

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.

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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.

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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)
  • Agricultural Education
  • 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.