Agricultural education majors are people interested in teaching others the skills
needed to become the next generation of agricultural innovators and leaders through
classroom and laboratory instruction, leadership development, and hands-on learning.
Why agricultural education at OSU?
It's never been more important to understand how agriculture and natural resources
impact our lives through the quality and abundance of our food supply, personal health,
the environment, our economy and national security. The agricultural education major
at OSU empowers you to become one of our future teachers, giving you the potential
to build a network of strong professionals at the local, state and national levels.
Agricultural education is the only degree program providing a clear path to certification
as school-based agricultural education teachers, while also preparing graduates for
a wide variety of other careers.
Agricultural literacy coordinator
High school teacher/FFA advisor
Junior/community college judging coach
Natural resource education
State and federal agencies
$100KIN SCHOLARSHIPS TO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
annually awarded by the OSU Department of Agricultural Education, Communications
“Agricultural education goes beyond teaching. It’s truly educating people
about agriculture and helping build a bridge of communication between what is in the
industry and consumers.”
- Colton Henry Waterloo, Illinois
Nationally recognized program
Agricultural education is a nationally recognized program of study designed to provide
you with comprehensive study in agriculture. An Oklahoma license to teach agricultural
education is also provided and is recognized as meeting the requirements for initial
employment as a teacher in most other states.
Students complete 60 hours of early field experience as they prepare to become agricultural
education teachers. In addition to youth development experiences, students practice
teaching in agricultural education classrooms through a 15-week off-campus student
The agricultural education faculty have more than 30 years combined teaching experience
in school-based agricultural education.
To best prepare you for the real world, you will be required to complete an internship
or student teaching experience prior to graduation. The opportunity to work at a business
or organization in your field of study or to teach in a high school classroom as part
of your undergraduate experience will prepare and develop you into a well-rounded