Agricultural Education and Communication

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Master of Agricultural Education Degree

Please note, there is NO Summer Admission to the graduate program. 

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What can you do with a MAGD?

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MAGD graduates

The Masters in Agricultural Education degree (MAGD) program provides training to individuals interested in becoming agricultural educators, specifically, high school agriculture instructors. Students learn educational training for those seeking careers at community college, extension services and educational program coordinators.  

Through the diverse education of the MAGD program, students learn broadly applicable skills: 

  • Teaching methods and styles
  • Content organization and development
  • Program construction
  • Evaluation techniques.

Students who are not credentialing during this program also have the freedom to:

  • Conduct individual research studies
  • Participate in internships
  • Create their own businesses
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MAGD Program Learning Objectives


1.Apply knowledge of philosophical and historical foundations of agricultural education to develop personal philosophy statements which guide components of the agricultural education programs.

2.Create relevant, challenging and integrative agricultural curriculum.

3.Adapt curriculum to meet curricular goals and objectives using a variety of educational theories and models.

4.Demonstrate effective teaching characteristics while utilizing a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies.

5.Select appropriate practices to teach essential agricultural concepts, problem solving, skills of inquiry, communication and collaboration.

6.Develop, administer and analyze formal, informal and performance assessment techniques to monitor and evaluate student learning and guide modification.

7.Develop as reflective practitioners by collecting feedback, evaluating learning segments, and supporting artifacts.

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