University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Career & Technical Education

Ashley Puckett,  Agricultural Education Senior working with   students during Project  EdUKacation Day

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Teaching isn’t for everyone—you can rattle off the names of bad teachers you’ve had. But good teachers can change a life forever. There is strong demand for Agricultural educators at the middle and high school level. These teachers are instrumental in promoting and providing education about agriculture to new generations of leaders. If you love agriculture and want to share your knowledge with kids and adults, then consider a future in agricultural education. You can specialize in one area, such as horticulture, or you may be a generalist and teach one course each in several areas. You’ll have flexibility in the ages you teach, and whether you work indoors or outdoors, or in a rural or urban setting. The broad technical agricultural background is also good preparation for employment in the public and private sectors.

Students take courses in disciplinary, education, and professional content. Graduates of this degree pursue careers in both formal and informal education of agriculture. Formal education opportunities include teaching in the middle school or high school classroom. Informal education opportunities include working in Extension and the public or private sectors of industry.


"I’ve been able to find my dream career thanks to the Agricultural Education program. I had the opportunity to learn ‘people’ skills at the same time I was enrolled in turf management courses, and now I’m representing Dow AgriSciences at golf tournaments and trade shows. How can an avid amateur golfer do better than that?"
Robert Stewart
Agricultural Education
Sales Representative


National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Information

Agricultural Education Initial Teacher Preparation
Agricultural Education Advanced Teacher Preparation

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