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