Agricultural Science Education is engaging, evolving, life changing, and always in demand!
Students get hands-on experience at the local, state and national level as they participate in class projects, conduct workshops for middle- and high-school students, and network with other agricultural education students across the country.
Graduates of the Agricultural Science Education concentration are high school agriculture teachers, 4-H agents, ag-in-the-classroom coordinators, agricultural loan officers, agricultural sales representatives, Extension educators, farm service agency representatives, and organizational trainers.
Students help design and implement the FFA Greenhand and Student Leaders Conference, Leadership Training School workshops, and Career Development Event (CDE) competitions.
Our faculty is committed to excellence by providing real-world experiences to prepare students for future careers in the agriculture industry.
Students complete a 12-week student teaching experience, which provides real-world application of the skills learned through university coursework.
Scholarship opportunities for eligible students include the Chancellor’s Scholars Program, College of ACES James Scholar Honors Program, Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship, College of ACES Scholarships, and other program specific scholarships as funds become available.
Career Opportunity: Agricultural Science Teacher and FFA Advisor, Edwardsville School District
A middle school agriculture teacher works with students enrolled in agriculture classes; an FFA advisor leads the program for the local FFA chapter.