BS Agricultural Education
The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education provides students who love agriculture and want to teach, a career pathway that will make a significant difference in the lives of young leaders and FFA members. Upon graduation from the program, the students will not only receive a degree in agricultural education, but will also receive a North Carolina Teaching Professional Educator’s License. Students will also have the opportunity to gain the same professional certifications offered to all agricultural education students.
Students engage behind the scenes with the agricultural industry, with individual school districts, and with the North Carolina and National FFA Organizations. Student assignments use these resources to develop graduates that know and love agriculture. The agricultural education graduates also have the skills to share this passion with their own students.
100% of all Agricultural Education graduates have been employed either as teachers or in other parts of the agriculture or education field.
Key Program Features
Design engaging learning opportunities in the agricultural education classroom
Construct engaging learning opportunities in the agricultural lab
Develop a successful FFA chapter
Evaluate student experiential learning opportunities (SAE Projects)
The Agricultural Education Program at the University of Mount Olive is designed to turn students into effective classroom teachers prior to their first day in the professional classroom. Agricultural Education majors are asked to develop the mindset of being a future teacher from the first time they step foot into the program. By adopting this approach, Agricultural Education majors view their coursework and requirements as a way to become a better professional as opposed to meeting a list of requirements for graduation.
All Agricultural Education students are required to complete a student teaching experience during their last semester at the University of Mount Olive. Agricultural Education students will complete this internship with an assigned cooperating teacher at a SBAE program within the state. Agricultural education students are also eligible to apply for any other internship programs that are available to all other agricultural students at the university.
Besides certifications offered in other agricultural classes, Agricultural Education graduates have the opportunity to earn their North Carolina Hunter Safety Instructor Certification. This certification is required if a student seeks to train a Hunter Safety team.
Agriculture Core (28SH):
- AGB 310 Agribusiness Farm Management
- AGB/AGE 115 Issues in Agriculture
- AGE/BIO 116 Intro to Animal Science
- AGE/BIO 116L Intro to Animal Science Lab
- AGE 150 Wood/Metal Working
- AGE 211 Crop Science & Lab
- AGE 215 Field Experiences in Agriculture
- AGE 240 Horticultural Methods
- AGE 240L Horticultural Methods Lab
- AGE 360 Soil Science & Lab
- AGE 381 Special Topics in Agriculture
Agricultural Teacher Education Major (54 SH):
- AGE 250 Small Engines/Electrical
- AGE 316 Animal Production and Management
- AGE 317 Student Organization and Leadership
- AGE 318 Experiential Learning in Agriculture
- AGE 321 Plant Mgt., Identification/Utilization
- AGE 415 Research & Innovation in Ag. Education
- AGE 417 Program Planning in Ag. Education
- EDU 101, 102, 201, 2012 Prof. Study for Teach Ed.
- EDU 303, 304 Junior Practicum
- EDU 480 Classroom Management and Organization
- EDU 485 Facilitation of Learning
- EDU 486 Leadership Development
- EDU 487 Societal Context of Schooling
- EDU 493 Senior Practicum
- EDU 499 Seminar/Internship
- Agricultural Education Teacher/FFA Advisor (6-12)
- If a student decides not to enter the classroom, agricultural education graduates are sought after in industry as the degree provides students with a well-versed background in agriculture combined with the social sciences.