Agricultural and Extension Education - Online and Distance Education

Agricultural and Extension Education

 

Courses

Thirty (30) credit hours are required to complete the master's degree. Fifteen (15) credit hours of these are electives in such disciplines as Animal Science, Crop Science, Horticulture,  Entomology, Forestry, Youth Development and Family Life Education. Fifteen (15) credit hours of core courses are required; these are listed below. Where there are choices one should select courses appropriate for the concentration, either agricultural education or extension education:

Core required courses - 15 hours

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 and Summer

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2022 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 Spring Summer

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Curriculum/Program Planning - 3 hours. Choose one:

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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2022 Fall Term

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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2023 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

Instructional Methodology - 3 hours. Choose one:

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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2023 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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2022 Fall 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.

Offered in Fall Only

Culminating Master's Project - 3 hours. Choose one:

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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AEE 693 - Master's Supervised Research

Units: 1 - 9

Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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