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Agricultural Education, Communication & Leadership (B.S.) - Agricultural Education Specialization

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Inspire future generations of agriculturalists.

Agriculture Education graduates are prepared for careers teaching agriculture, food and natural resources content. Graduates will qualify for a secondary teaching certificate and will also be prepared for a variety of careers in the agriculture industry.

Teaching agriculture and providing leadership for a local FFA chapter is a very rewarding and promising profession. A National shortage of agricultural educators, extending to many states across the country, means that numerous positions are available each year. 

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Interested in teaching agriculture and serving as an FFA Advisor
  • Are involved in 4-H, FFA, or other agricultural activities
  • Possess strong leadership and communication skills
  • Want to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the future of agriculture; Interested in mentoring or working with youth
  • Have an interest in multiple aspects of agriculture

Career Opportunities

  • High School Agricultural Education Teacher
  • 4-H Youth Programs
  • Extension Services
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Ag Sales Representative

Recent Employers

  • SD, MN, and IA School Districts
  • SDSU Extension
  • SD Technical Institutes
  • Central Valley Cooperative

Internship Opportunities

  • SDSU Extension and 4-H
  • University of Minnesota Extension
  • Pipestone National Monument
  • Land O' Lakes
  • New Fashion Pork

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.