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Agricultural Education Teacher Licensure

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 is 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.