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Career Opportunities

Our advanced academic specialization in Agricultural Education has resulted in 100 percent placement of all teacher education students seeking employment in the last five years.

Students embark on exciting and rewarding careers teaching agriculture in junior and senior high schools, local communities, universities, industries and cooperative extensions.

Agricultural Education graduates may also pursue high-flying careers in the multifaceted agricultural industry; and further their education or scientific interest with a career in communications, social services, production, finance, sales or recreation.

Typically students secure well-paid jobs in a career field that traditionally has unfilled positions every year. They get to share their passion for agriculture and work in both classroom and outdoor settings.

Job titles include:

  • High School Ag Teachers
  • Community Colleges Instructors
  • University Professors
  • Coordinator (of undergraduate and graduate classes in agricultural education)
  • Organizer, Collegiate Future Farmers of America (FFA) and agricultural education clubs
  • Agricultural Literacy Coordinators
  • Extension Advisors
  • Corporate Education Specialists