The Agricultural Education master's degree is a graduate degree and licensure program with the primary mission to prepare qualified agricultural educators for a variety of roles in education, agriculture, and natural resources. The one-year, 45-credit, accelerated master’s degree program combines agricultural and natural resources content knowledge with practical teaching and learning experiences, in order to prepare teacher candidates to educate secondary individuals in formal school-based agriculture programs, as well as in non-formal educational program settings. Successful completion of this program results in a Master’s of Science in Agricultural Education and is the only agriculture teacher education program in Oregon leading to teacher licensure with endorsements in CTE (career and technical education) and Agriculture. In addition, program participants will be provided the opportunity to interact and collaborate with preservice and inservice teachers from across the state of Oregon, and connect with the Oregon FFA Association and Oregon Team AgEd, as well as the OSU Agricultural Education clubs. Check out our current cohort here!
NOTE: Any additional agriculture credits you have in your degree - above 180 credit - at the 400 level can be used to qualify as a College Credit Now instructor.
**if you have questions about waiving or replacing a prerequisite course, please email Dr. Josh Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Testing is a moving target. Students are responsible for checking that the accepted tests have not changed
During the third Friday of February of the year you intend to begin the Master's program, you will apply to the program. For example, if you are wanting to apply to the 2020-2021 program, you would apply by the third Friday of February of 2020 (February 21st) to start the program in August of 2020 and graduate in June of 2021.
Applications for the 2020-2021 agricultural education cohort are due by Friday, February 21st at 5 pm.The application is linked below:
**If you are worried about reaching the application deadline, please contact Dr. Stewart.
In March-April you will be interviewed and, if accepted, admitted to the program and placed for student teaching. You will also need to be accepted for admission to Graduate School at OSU.