Master of Agricultural Education

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Program Learning Objectives

1.Apply knowledge of philosophical and historical foundations of agricultural education to develop personal philosophy statements which guide components of the agricultural education programs.

2.Create relevant, challenging and integrative agricultural curriculum.

3.Adapt curriculum to meet curricular goals and objectives using a variety of educational theories and models.

4.Demonstrate effective teaching characteristics while utilizing a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies.

5.Select appropriate practices to teach essential agricultural concepts, problem solving, skills of inquiry, communication and collaboration.

6.Develop, administer and analyze formal, informal and performance assessment techniques to monitor and evaluate student learning and guide modification.

7.Develop as reflective practitioners by collecting feedback, evaluating learning segments, and supporting artifacts.

Required Courses
AGED 520Program Development in Agricultural Education3
AGED 522Laboratory Pedagogy in Agricultural Technology3
or AGED 523 Laboratory Organization and Management in Agricultural Education
AGED 539Graduate Internship in Agricultural Education6
Approved Electives 133
Total units45

Any 400- and 500-level courses approved by the student's graduate committee.

No fewer than 11 units must be at the 500 level.

Students are required to complete one year of successful teaching prior to the comprehensive written and oral examinations.