2012 - 2013 Agricultural and Extension Education Student Teaching Cohort

Student Teaching Cohort

Offered through a joint program with Career and Technical Education in the School of Education

Degree Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in agriculture, forestry, or other related area
  • 3.0  GPA for the last 60 credit hours of course work
  • Passing scores on Praxis I or satisfactory SAT scores (contact program faculty for details)

Virginia Teaching Requirements

  • Graduate from an approved teacher education program in agricultural education.
  • Complete a major in agricultural education or 39 semester hours of coursework in agriculture, including at least three semester hours in each of the following:
    • plant science
    • animal science
    • agriculture mechanics
    • agricultural economics and management
    • forestry/wildlife management
    • horticulture
  • Complete a supervised student-teaching internship.
  • Receive an approved Industry Credential.

A Job Waiting for You!

  • Virginia has more than 300 agricultural education teachers in almost 240 middle and high schools.
  • School districts all across the nation want to start agricultural education programs but cannot because there are not enough teachers.
  • There is a shortage of agricultural education teachers in 49 of 50 states.
  • A master’s degree will significantly increase a starting teacher salary.

Contact

Matthew Spindler

(540) 231-8188

spindler@vt.edu

Prospective Students

Students interested in applying for one of our programs should work closely with the University’s Graduate School Admissions office and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Other

Application Information

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