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Agricultural Education|College of Education

Welcome to Agricultural Education at UW!

Spring 2015 UWYO Ag Mechanics CompetitionA strong balance of practical experience as well as theory has placed UW agricultural education graduates in great demand in the Rocky Mountain region.  Our professors strive to produce agricultural educators who are leaders and innovators in the field.  All graduates receive a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Education with an area of concentration in one of the following:

  • Animal and Veterinary Science
  • Agroecology
  • Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management
  • Soil Science
  • Agricultural Communication/Leadership
  • Agricultural Business

The program is designed to build a well-rounded understanding of teacher education and agricultural science.  Students will study both historical and current trends in curriculum and pedagogy while learning about special education techniques, integrating technology, and multicultural classrooms.  The agricultural science curriculum is a combination of general agricultural science classes and classes from a chosen area of specialization.  Throughout the program, authentic classroom experiences are embedded.  Students also benefit from working in a state-of-art agriculture education lab to perfect their technical skills and teaching techniques. 

The Agricultural Education program offers two opportunities to students to increase their marketability.  The first is an opportunity to opt for a minor from the College of Agriculture in their chosen area of concentration.  The second is to add a biology education endorsement which would allow them to teach middle and high school biology classes.

Graduates will leave the program equipped with the knowledge and confidence to teach the ideas of agricultural leadership, citizenship, communication, cooperation, hard work, and management of resources to our future leaders as an agriculture educator or FFA advisor.

For those who already have a Bachelor's Degree in agriculture and are interested in becoming certified to teach, we offer a Post-Baccalaureate Program that will lead to initial Wyoming teacher certification. The credits earned in this program can also be applied to a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, if you choose to pursue a graduate degree.

Undergraduate programs:

  • Agricultural Education
  • Post-Baccalaureate Program in Agricultural Education
  • Biology Education Endorsement

Graduate programs:

  • Master's in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction


The program sheet and other important information is located on the Forms and Links page.

For more information please contact:

Dr. J. Chris Haynes
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