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Agricultural Education

Overview: 

The Department of Agricultural Education is in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The programs of study in Agricultural Education prepare students for entering careers working with people in a variety of settings. These positions require preparation in basic sciences, technical agriculture, knowledge of the principles and techniques of the teaching-learning process, communication skills, and the ability to work with people. 

Degree Programs

Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Technology Management Education (AGTE) with curriculum subplans in:

  • Agricultural Education (Teaching)
  • Leadership/Communication
  • Agricultural Systems Management (Yuma-based program)
  • Agricultural Technology Management

Graduate Degree

Master of Science with a emphasis in:

  • Research
  • Professional Agriculture

Master of Agricultural Education with an emphasis in:

  • Master of Agricultural Education - Career & Technical Education
  • Master of Agricultural Education - Practitioner
Expected Learning Outcomes: 

Student Learning Outcomes for the  AGTE Undergraduate Major

1. Recognize major theories in Agriculture Communications

2. Recognize the principles to youth leadership development.

3.  Recognize the major principles of teaching and learning.

4. Recognize the major principles of personal and laboratory safety in agriculture.

 

DIRECT ASSESSMENT

LO

COURSES

MEASURE

ARTIFACT

1

 

AGTM 422

 

 

 

2

 

AED 301

 

·      Course Embedded Activities

·   Officer Selection/Training Manual

·   Program of Activities

3

 

AED 437

AED 438

 

·   AED 438 - Course Embedded Activities

·   AED 438 – Curriculum Presentation, Curriculum Presentation, Micro-teaching evaluation

4

 

AGTM 100

AGTM 200

AGTM 330

AGTM 350

AGMT 351

 

 

·   COURSE EMBEDDED ACTIVITIES

·   SUPERVISORY OBSERVATION IN THE LABORATORY

 

·   SAFETY EXAMS

·   PERFORMANCE RUBRICS


Specific outcomes are noted for each of the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Assessment Activities: 

LO

COURSE

DIRECT MEASURE

ARTIFACT

INDIRECT MEASURE

1

 

AGTM 422

 

 

 

 

2

 

AED 301

 

·  Leadership Principle Presentation

·  Rubric

·      Group presentation evaluation coupled with peer evaluation scores.

3

 

AED 437

AED 438

 

·  AED 438 – Curriculum Presentation, Curriculum units, Micro-Teaching Evaluation

·  Rubric

·  Rubric

·  Rubric

·      Observation of student presentations and teaching strategies

4

AGTM 100

·   Safety Exam Handouts & Online Assessment
Safety demonstrations

·   Modeling safe behaviors

·   Safety Exams

·   Observation of student activities during laboratory exercises and activities. 

AGTM 200

·   

 

 

 

AGTM 330

·   Safety material handouts

·   Safety presentations

·   Modeling safe behaviors

 

 

AGTM 350

·   Safety material handouts

·   Modeling safe behaviors

 

 

AGTM 351

·   Safety presentations

·   Modeling safe behaviors

 

 

FINDINGS

 

·         Based on the results of safety assessments, the majority of AGTM 100 students are knowledgeable of personal and laboratory safety procedures. 

 

 

 

 

 

·      No AGTM students report physical injury during laboratory exercises

CHANGES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment Findings: 

LO 4

Regarding undergraduate student knowlege and practice of safety in the laboratory, the majority of students display safe behaviors when working in the laboratory. This includes wearing of appropriate clothing, impact-resistant safet glasses, face shields, gloves, appropriate outerwear (such as wedling jackets) and when necessary, hearing protection and dust masks. 

Updated date: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:20