Agricultural and Extension Education

 

Graduate Certificate | Agricultural and Extension Education

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: Not required

The graduate certificate in Agricultural and Extension Education is a 15-credit-hour program. It can be completed entirely online. Pursuing a graduate certificate requires a high level of commitment. This graduate certificate program is particularly appropriate for individuals who:

  • Want advanced training in agricultural and extension education but don’t plan to pursue a master’s degree;
  • Have a master’s degree in another discipline but would like to gain expertise in agricultural and extension education;
  • Are earning a teacher certification in agriculture and desire additional credentials;
  • Work as Extension Agents and are taking courses for the required professional development hours.

Twelve credit hours (four courses) from the certificate may be applied to the Master of Agricultural and Extension Education; interested students should consult the program director while enrolled in their first or second certificate course. Other students earn the certificate while pursuing the Licensure in Education for Agricultural Professionals (LEAP).

Eligibility

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree. Certificate students must meet prerequisites for all certificate courses they enroll in. Both Non-Degree Studies (NDS) and NC State degree-seeking students are accepted to this certificate program. Current NC State degree students should contact the program director for application information.

Cost

This 15-credit graduate program includes five 3-credit graduate courses. At 2019-20 tuition rates, the cost of these courses is $462 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,311 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $6,930 for North Carolina residents and $19,665 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.

Fifteen credit hours (five courses) are required. Specific courses will depend on the student’s professional goals and academic background. All certificate students are assigned an advisor who will work with them to select courses. The following Agricultural and Extension Education courses are offered online:

AEE 501 - Foundations Of Agricultural and Extension Education

Units: 3

Development and organization of agricultural and extension education in America from colonial times to the present. Emphasis on role of societal and scientific changes, the federal government and philosophy on evolution of agricultural and extension education.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Fall Term

AEE 503 - Youth Program Management

Units: 3

Research, theory and principles of youth organization management. Analysis of youth development models and application of leadership theory in a youth organization. Using evaluation models to assess the effectiveness of major youth organization. Web-based course.

Offered in Spring Only

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2020 Spring Term

AEE 521 - Program Planning in Agricultural and Extension Education

Units: 3

Consideration of the need for planning programs in education; objectives and evaluation of community programs; use of advisory group; organization and use of facilities.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Fall Term

AEE 522 - Occupational Experience in Agriculture

Units: 3

A major and critical element in all programs of vocational education is provision for appropriate student learning experiences in a real and simulated employment environment. Due to recent developments in education and agriculture, new and expanded concepts of occupational experience devised. Current research substantiates need and desire of teachers of agriculture for assistance in implementing new concepts. Also designed to develop depth of understanding of theoretical foundations underlying new developments in occupational experiences to stimulate individual growth and creativity in implementing further developments.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Fall Term

AEE 523 - Adult Education in Agriculture

Units: 3

Designed to meet needs of leaders in adult education. Opportunity to study issues in working with adult groups. Attention given to the problem of fitting educational program for adults into public school and other educational programs and to methods of teaching adults.

Offered in Spring Only

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AEE 524 - Coordinating the High School Agricultural Education Program

Units: 3

Principles of program planning applied to educational programs about agriculture; theory and field experiences in planning, organizing, and evaluating secondary agricultural education programs; development of plans for conducting all aspects of the complete agricultural education programs.

Offered in Spring Only

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2020 Spring Term

AEE 529 - Curriculum Development in Agricultural and Extension Education

Units: 3

Design and development of data based curriculum and curriculum evaluation procedures in agricultural and extension education. Critique of curriculum development models, contemporary trends and issues, curriculum resources and accountability tools.Analysis of the use of national and state standards as well as local community needs in curriculum development.

Offered in Spring Only

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2020 Spring Term

AEE 535 - Teaching Agriculture in Secondary Schools

Units: 3

Application of theoretical models and research on effective teaching in secondary agricultural education programs. teaching strategies, planning required, and instructional management for students with varying backgrounds. Evaluation of student learning and teacher evaluation of instruction.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

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2019 Fall Term

AEE 578 - Scientific Inquiry in Agricultural and Extension Education

Units: 3

Philosophy, design, interpretation and practice of scientific research in agricultural and extension education, with a particular focus on the skills necessary to be an effective and critical "consumer" of research that is practiced within the field. Web based course.

Offered in Fall and Summer

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AEE 620 - Special Problems in Agricultural and Extension Education

Units: 1 - 6

Exploration of topics of special interest not covered by existing courses by individual students under faculty member's directions. Readings and independent study, problems or research not related to a thesis.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Fall Term 2020 Spring Term

AEE 641 - Practicum In Agricultural and Extension Education

Units: 1 - 6

Faculty-supervised practicum in an educational, extension or agricultural industry setting.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

TYPE: Internship Course

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2019 Fall Term 2020 Spring Term

AEE 735 - Effective Teaching in Agriculture and Life Sciences

Units: 3

Theory and practice of effective teaching in agricultural and life sciences. Emphasis on course planning, teaching and learning styles, instructional techniques, laboratory instruction, text construction, student evaluation, instructional technology, and faculty roles and responsibilities.

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details

Dr. Jackie Bruce

Program Coordinator

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

919.515.8801
jackie_bruce@ncsu.edu