Considering Agricultural Education?
Agricultural education is a major within the College of Agriculture with excellent employment potential and that offers a broad view of agriculture.
Students learn about agricultural science, animal science, horticulture, agribusiness, agricultural technology management, leadership, crops, soils, and education. This combination of courses, along with professional education and an emphasis on communication skills, prepares graduates for challenging careers in agriculture.
Meet Alexander Scovill
“Agricultural education has always been a passion of mine that has grown through my experiences in and out of the classroom. I loved growing up on my family farm in Michigan because it has built a strong foundation for me to pursue a lifelong career supporting the agriculture industry, and K-State felt like the right place for me to continue that pursuit.”
Agricultural education students are enrolled in the College of Agriculture and advised by agricultural education faculty.
The required courses provide students a well-balanced introduction to all areas of agriculture. Students are also allowed to select an additional 12 hours of elective credits in three content areas in the College of Agriculture and 3 hours of free electives. This allows students to gain knowledge and experience in areas of interest. Many students choose to focus these elective hours in an area that allows them to obtain a minor such as Animal Science or Agronomy with very few additional courses.
Students become involved in field experiences related to teaching agricultural education in the schools. The program culminates with an internship teaching agricultural courses and advising students in an FFA chapter.
Students who want to take transfer courses are encouraged to contact a K-State agricultural education adviser who can help them choose courses that meet licensure requirements.
On average, half of agricultural education students have transferred from a community college.
In order to apply for an undergraduate or graduate degree, and to learn about costs and possible financial aid, visit the Kansas State University Admissions website: Cost & Application
The Agricultural Education Club is a great way to develop friendships, gain leadership skills and learn more about agricultural education. It supports the FFA and agricultural education in Kansas. Click the Agricultural Education Activities box below for more information.
Students will be assigned an agricultural education adviser who will not only guide academics and assist with career planning, but will be an excellent source of information for finding help with student employment and other personal concerns.
Click the Current Academic Advisers button below to connect with an adviser and start planning your future.