- Agriculture and Extension Education
The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education and Evaluation (AEEE) prepares and supports highly-qualified agricultural & extension professionals to teach, lead, and serve youth and adults. AEEE’s focus is on two of our greatest assets—the agricultural industry and our human capital. Students in this program learn about effective teaching methods and techniques as they prepare for careers in both formal and non-formal education environments of the agriculture sector.
Concentrations are available in Extension and Non-Formal Education and Teaching in Formal Education. Students interested in the Agricultural Education major should contact the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education and Evaluation for deadlines and specific details about each concentration. Students who anticipate entering the Teaching in Formal Education concentration for teacher certification should inform the faculty advisor at the time the undergraduate program of study is being developed. Students interested in a teacher certification program other than agricultural education should contact the College of Human Sciences and Education.
Extension and Non-Formal Education Concentration
Students meeting admissions requirements for the College of Agriculture are eligible for admission to the Extension and Non-Formal Education concentration. Graduates in this concentration are prepared for careers in:
- Cooperative Extension Service as agents, educators, youth development professionals, and specialists;
- Agriculture professions related to business, communication, industry, and government; and
- Other non-profit agencies and organizations.
Teaching in Formal Education Concentration
The teacher certification program prepares students specifically for teaching agricultural education in secondary schools (grades 6-12); however, teacher education graduates are also in demand for working in agricultural business, for serving as county extension agents, and other professional positions in agriculture. Students are admitted to the agricultural education teaching in formal education concentration according to the following criteria:
- Students must have a 2.50 cumulative and LSU grade point average and passing scores on all parts of the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (PRAXIS CORE) or minimum ACT composite score of 22 or minimum SAT composite score of 1030; and
- A minimum grade point average of 2.50, cumulative and LSU, is required for entry into and continuation in upper (3000/4000) level agricultural education courses, including student teaching.
- A grade of C or better is required for all CATS critical courses, agriculture content courses and education courses in both EDCI and AEEE.
- The Praxis Agriculture Content Exam (5701) and Principles of Teaching and Learning – Grades 7-12 (5624) must be completed by April 1 for Spring graduates and November 1 for Fall graduates.