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Instruct. Educate. Inspire America’s youths as an agriculture teacher working in either a middle or high school.

Because our population continues to grow, the need for agricultural education is on the rise. With an estimated 9 billion people to feed by the year 2050, the agriculture industry is more essential now than ever. As an agriculture instructor, you will teach students about:

  • Agribusiness
  • Animal science
  • Horticultural science
  • Plant science and production
  • Sustainability
  • Natural resources management
  • Fundamental science processes (chemistry, physics) related to agriculture

The Licensure in Education for Agricultural Professionals (LEAP) is designed specifically for professionals with bachelor’s degrees in agriculture or similar natural sciences degrees who wish to work as licensed agricultural education teachers in a middle or high school.

Common employers include but are not limited to:

  • North Carolina Public Schools
  • Private schools
  • Teach for America

North Carolina is typically one of the top ten hiring regions for K-12 teaching jobs. Job demand for teachers is healthy across the nation. North Carolina adds agriculture teaching positions and programs at an average rate of over 100 positions annually.

Job Titles

Agriculture teachers are in high demand. Graduates of this program typically seek teacher licensure and find employment working agricultural education jobs with the following titles:

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