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Agricultural Education Major

Want to help shape the future minds of agriculture, agribusiness, policy, and beyond? 

At a glance

Learn and teach the science, business, and technology of agriculture, food, and environmental/natural resource systems. In the Agricultural Education major, you will develop and refine your communication skills, along with other attributes necessary to serve as educational leaders and managers. Along with specific training and education in agriculture, you’ll be given the tools and in-person experience to teach students in a variety of settings, as well as educate beyond the K-12 system.

Degree typeBachelor of Science
FormatOn campus
Part ofCollege of Agricultural Sciences
Competitive major?No
Accelerated option?No
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A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.

Agricultural Literacy

An integral part of a complete agricultural education system is agricultural literacy. Focusing on Agricultural Literacy will teach you the synthesis, instruction, and communication of basic information about agriculture to the public. 


Teacher Development

Focusing in Teacher Development will lead you to an agricultural-based degree with Colorado teacher licensure. You’ll focus on agricultural learning alongside teaching instruction through a three-part model: classroom, experiential learning, and leadership development.

Some Career Options

With a CSU Agricultural Education degree, you’ll be in demand to fill a continuous shortage of agricultural teachers in Colorado and nationwide. You’ll be prepared to teach in community or junior colleges, technical schools, and technical institutes. Many program grads become teachers and administrators in public schools with focus in agricultural fields and literacy. Others take agribusiness positions with livestock, seed, fertilizer, feed, machinery, or finance firms. Participation in internships is required to enhance practical training and development.

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Tours may be available as part of Admissions tours and info sessions, offered throughout the year.

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Want a more in-depth look at the major? Take a look at the College of Agricultural Science’s website to learn more.