The major in Agricultural Education provides coursework in various areas of agriculture, including plant and animal sciences and agricultural economics. Professional education is offered through courses in methods and techniques for training youths and adults. Concentrations are available in Leadership and Communication as well as Teaching and Learning.
Students interested in the Agricultural Education major should contact the School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development for deadlines and specific details about each concentration. Students interested in a teacher certification program other than agricultural education should contact the College of Human Sciences and Education.
Students who anticipate entering the Teaching and Learning concentration should inform the faculty advisor at the time the undergraduate program of study is being developed.
Leadership and Communication Concentration
Students meeting admissions requirements for the College of Agriculture are eligible for admission to the Leadership and Communication concentration. This concentration prepares students for working in agricultural business, for serving as county extension agents, for employee training in agricultural business and industry, and other professional positions in agriculture.
Teaching and Learning Concentration
The Teaching and Learning concentration in Agricultural Education is administered jointly by the College of Agriculture and the College of Human Sciences and Education. This 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 and learning 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 I Series or minimum ACT composite score of 22 or minimum SAT composite score of 1030. Students from other LSU senior colleges who have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours with a 2.20 grade point average on all work taken are considered for provisional admission to the agricultural education teaching and learning concentration.
- Transfer students from accredited colleges and universities who have met the entrance requirements of the university, who are eligible for admission to a senior college, and who meet the requirements listed above will be considered for admission to the teacher education program.
- A minimum grade point average of 2.50, cumulative and LSU, is required for entry into and continuation in upper (3000/4000) level human resource education courses, including student teaching.
- Students on university warning or probation will not be admitted to the Teaching and Learning concentration.