M.S. in Agricultural Education
The program requires the student to complete 32 credit hours of graduate courses. While specific course patterns may be developed to meet individual needs with the help of the advisor, a general recommended set of course options include the following:
Agricultural Education Foundation Courses (20-22 credits)
Agricultural Education Foundations (6 credits)
Instruction Methods and Design (4 credits)
Educational Research (8 credits)
Agricultural Education Electives (2-4 credits)
Technical Subject Matter (12 credits)
Students can complete electives in agriculture, education, or other fields, upon advisor approval. Students may complete up to 4 additional credits in agricultural education.
500-level course credit
To earn at graduate degree at the University of Illinois, students must complete 12 credits of 500-level coursework. This coursework can also be used to fulfill other degree requirements.
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Teaching Licensure Concentration
Students preparing to apply for teaching licensure in the state of Illinois to teach agriculture in secondary schools should choose this option. At the University of Illinois, students work with staff specialists and the Council on Teacher Education to create an individualized list of required coursework based on their specific past education. Requirements for teaching licensure are often separate from AGED MS Degree requirements – students often earn more than the required 32 credits for graduation to gain licensure. Online students choosing this option must ALREADY be teaching in the state of Illinois on a provisional license.