Examples of courses offered through the Master of Science in Agriculture include:
- Advanced Leadership for Agriculture Professionals
- Philosophy of Agricultural Education
- Leadership of Volunteers
- Adult Education in Agriculture
- Methods of Organizing and Teaching Career Orientation
- Applications of Technology in Education
Each candidate desiring to complete the Master of Science in Agriculture degree must complete 33 semester hours, 18 of which are required core courses and 15 elective hours. The eleven courses will be offered in one calendar year. All courses will be taught online. This program is designed to best serve agricultural educators in providing a quality education to place- bound agricultural professionals.
Required Core Courses:
AGRI 6063 Advanced Leadership for Agriculture Professionals
AGRI 6083 Professional Development in Agriculture
AGRI 6123 Philosophy of Agricultural Education
AGRI 6133 Experiential Learning
AGRI 6153 Leadership of Volunteers
EDUC 6003 Educational Research
Select 15 hours from the following:
AGRI 6143 Adult Education in Agriculture
EDUC 6403 School Law
EDUC 5033 Classroom Assessment
EDUC 6083 Application of Learning Theories
EDUC 6043 Current Issues and Trends in Education
AGRI 6163 Practical Experiences for Career Orientation Courses
AGRI 6173 Methods of Organizing and Teaching Career Orientation
EDUC 6063 Applications of Technology in Education
|Completion Time:||2 years *|
|Cost Per Year:||In state: $5,478 / Out of State: $7,706|
|Complete Program Cost:||In state: $10,956 / Out of State: $15,411|
* Based on 2 classes per semester including summer
The Master of Science in Agriculture gives the graduate student advanced knowledge in the field of agricultural education, preparing the student to succeed in positions of leadership and management in secondary schools and extension education.
Excitement within the Agriculture department at SAU has never been higher, with a move into a brand new Agriculture Sciences Center in 2013. The center houses state-of-the art classrooms and laboratories to provide increased and intensified educational opportunities to our students. The expansion allows for even more diversified farm operations to provide unique and specialized experiential learning situations for real-life applications.
- Our graduates can communicate effectively. Effective communication embraces oral, visual, and language arts, including the ability to listen, speak, read, and write. It includes the effective use of various resources and technology for personal and professional communication.
- Our graduates are prepared to be personally and socially responsible citizens, having the ability to apply knowledge and skills that encourage responsible civic engagement for the advancement of society. This includes an understanding of their own and other cultures and societies and the ability to make informed and ethical decisions.
- Our graduates can think critically, solve problems, and make informed decisions. Critical thinking is the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information and ideas from multiple perspectives. It includes the accurate use of terminology, information literacy, the application of scholarly and scientific methods, logical argument, and capability for analysis and problem solving.
- Our graduates can use technology effectively in their fields. Information literacy is the ability to determine the nature of required information, to access it effectively, and to evaluate it critically. It includes the responsible, legal, and ethical use of information.
- Our graduates have content knowledge in their chosen fields and the necessary skills to be successful. Content knowledge is discipline and degree specific.