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What is agricultural education?

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 experiential 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 a certified educator, giving you the potential to build a network of strong professionals at the local, state and national levels.

Career paths

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.


annually awarded by the OSU Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership


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.


Hands-on learning

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 teaching experience.


Fast fact

The agricultural education faculty have more than 30 years combined teaching experience in school-based agricultural education.


Real-world experience

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 agricultural professional. 


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