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Agricultural Education: Graduate Programs

Overview: 

A Master's degree in Agricultural Education provides students with a variety of career opportunities in agriculture and the life sciences, as well as formal and non-formal educational settings.  The field of Agricultural Education prepares students to teach in secondary agriculture classrooms, serve as extension educators, and work in agricultural business.  A Master's degree in Agricultural Education may also prepare students who wish to pursue higher education as a career.  There are two degrees offered in Agricultural Education, the Master of Science (with two emphasis options), and the Master of Agricultural Education (with two emphasis options, including an Accelerated Masters Program).

Master of Science, Research emphasis:

MS Research emphasis Logic Model

The Master of Science in Agricultural Education, Research emphasis, is a thesis-based degree.  The degree is designed for on-campus students.  The program is designed for individuals with a Bachelor's degree in agricultural education, leadership, communication, and extension education; as well as individuals with an undergraduate degree in an agriculture related discipline.

Master of Science, Professional Agriculture emphasis:

The Master of Science in Agricultural Education, Professional Agriculture emphasis, is a non-thesis based degree.  The degree is designed for individuals working in the agriculture industry seeking a distance Master's degree.  Individuals with a Bachelor's degree in agriculture and life science related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Master of Agricultural Education, Career and Technical Education (CTE) emphasis:

MAE CTE emphasis Logic Model

The Master of Agricultural Education, CTE emphasis, is a non-thesis based degree.  The degree is designed for on-campus students.  The program is designed for individuals with a Bachelor's degree in agriculture disciplines, seeking credentials for teacher certification in the State of Arizona.  An Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) opportunity is available for University of Arizona undergraduate students in Animal Sciences; Natural Resources; Plant Sciences; Soil, Water, and Environmental Science; and Agriculture and Resource Economics.

Master of Agricultural Education, Practitioner emphasis:

MAE Practitioner emphasis Logic Model

The Master of Agricultural Education, Practitioner emphasis, is a non-thesis based degree.  The degree is designed for practicing secondary agriculture teachers seeking a distance Master's degree.

Expected Learning Outcomes: 

Master of Science (Research emphasis)

  1. Students will critically review the knowledge base to identify research needs
  2. Students will create inquiry models and frameworks to guide research
  3. Students will apply appropriate research methods to design a research project for a complex topic
  4. Students will utilize appropriate statistics to interpret data
  5. Students will analyze data to draw conclusions and develop recommendations
  6. Students will effectively communicate research results
  7. Students will demonstrate higher order cognitive skills through written and verbal communication skills in the research process

Master of Science (Professional Agriculture emphasis)

  • Development in progress (emphasis option approved June 2012)

Master of Agricultural Education (Career and Technical Education emphasis, includes Accelerated Master's Program)

  1. Students will construct agriculture courses of study
  2. Students will develop curriculum units for agriculture courses of study
  3. Students will create outcomes and assessments for agriculture courses of study
  4. Students will apply knowledge of pedagogy to the secondary school classroom
  5. Students will apply knowledge of Agricultural Education program management to the secondary school setting
  6. Students will apply theoretical knowledge of agricultural education to practice
     

Master of Agricultural Education (Practitioner emphasis)

  1. Students will construct agriculture courses of study
  2. Students will create outcomes and assessments for agriculture courses of study
  3. Students will develop curriculum units for agriculture courses of study
  4. Students will assess the validity of curriculum units
  5. Students will apply theoretical knowledge of agricultural education to practice
  6. Students will investigate problems of practice related to the local agricultural education program
     
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Assessment Activities: 

Activities

Master of Science (Research emphasis)
Master of Science (Professional Agriculture emphasis)
  •  Development in progress
Master of Agricultural Education (CTE emphasis)
Master of Agricultural Education (Practitioner emphasis)

Findings

Master of Science (Research emphasis)
Master of Science (Professional Agriculture emphasis)
Master of Agricultural Education (CTE emphasis)
Master of Agricultural Education (Practitioner emphasis)

Changes

Master of Science (Research emphasis)
Master of Science (Professional Agriculture emphasis)
Master of Agricultural Education (CTE emphasis)
Master of Agricultural Education (Practitioner emphasis)

 

 

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Updated date: Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:03