Students majoring in EC’s new four-year Agricultural Education major can qualify for numerous careers in the agriculture industry including elementary, middle, and high school agricultural education/FFA Advisor positions. The demand for qualified individuals is at an all time high with many positions being unfilled due to the lack of graduates.
The 127-hour program consists of general education core curriculum, hands-on agricultural core classes, practical education core classes and in-school practicums to gain useful, practical experience in the classroom.
Emmanuel Agricultural Education graduates will have over 500 hours in an agriculture classroom along with completing a 240-hour internship in the agriculture industry when graduating. Students will gain knowledge through classroom activities, laboratory skills and field trips to agriculture sites. Collegiate FFA will aid students in leadership, community development and service experiences.
The 45-acre Agriculture Teaching and Learning Center on campus houses numerous opportunities for students to gain experience in:
-Aquaculture and Aquaponics
-Crop, vegetable and fruit production
How can you shape the future of the agricultural industry? Graduates with an Agricultural Education degree are making a difference in the present and future of agriculture by helping young people grow into leaders. The foundation that Agricultural Education provides for students enables them to be successful in many agricultural career paths. With this degree, graduates will become citizens that are engaged in the importance of agriculture to our world while gaining important technical and academic skills. The personal growth, leadership and professional success students have from this program will launch them into numerous career paths such as; classroom teaching, extension education, product marketing and promotion, college and technical school instruction, farm management and many more!
Do you have people skills? Agricultural Education may the career path for you! Working side by side with young people learning more about agriculture is important to the future of the industry. Everyday is different as an Agricultural Education instructor. Teachers of agriculture are involved in FFA, Supervised Agricultural Experience Projects, Community service and leadership activities. Those who choose this career path are following a “way of life” rather than a job. The excitement of teaching agriculture will blend into your daily activities and become a fast paced, service filled life of great opportunities.