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Agricultural & Extension Education

Master’s Degree

This program is intended for students desiring advanced study in teaching agriculture in public schools, communications and leadership, or extension education. The curriculum is designed to ensure students develop competence in:

In addition, students pursuing careers that emphasize agricultural and extension education will be expected to develop an understanding of teaching/learning processes.A student who does not have a B.S. in agriculture with a major in agricultural and extension education may be required to complete undergraduate courses in agriculture and professional education if he or she plans to obtain certification to teach. A thesis is required as part of the 30 credit-hour graduation requirement.

Doctor of Philosophy

Beyond the core, doctoral students take four courses covering research design, data analysis, program development, and program evaluation. Additional courses in teaching and learning theory, educational psychology, supervision, administration and leadership, and statistics are recommended. Students will have two fields of specialization consisting of a minimum of 12 to 15 semester hours of coursework each, not counting research. A dissertation is required as part of the graduation requirements.


Jessica Blythe
Associate Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
(304) 293-5536
4423 Agricultural Sciences