Agricultural Education

About the Major

An Agricultural Education major prepares you for a career educating students and the public about the environment and agriculture. The curriculum teaches students how to motivate, supervise, coach, educate, and train others in a variety of classroom and/or business settings. Read more about the major. Visit the AgEd website.

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Agriculture Education Teacher
  • Corporate Agricultural Associate
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Extension Educators
  • Program Manager

Types of Employers

  • Agricultural business organizations
  • Environmental centers
  • Extension services offices
  • Government agencies
  • Middle schools and high schools
  • Youth development organizations

Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts

Be sure to check out the "Internship Spotlight" series on the department blog. It features students' internship stories and is a great way to explore career and internship-site options. 

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

Top Career Resources

Additional Resources

In addition to these resources we recommend the following strategies to locate more information about careers related to your major:

  • O*NET and Careerwise. These tools provide comprehensive information about a wide range of careers including typical duties, salaries, employment outlook, skills and interests.
  • Locate professional associations related to your major or career interests by conducting a Google Search on “(Name of major/career area/industry) professional associations.” Try these keywords: agriculture, education, teacher, natural resources, food systems, biology
  • Get involved in one of the many industry-related student groups on campus. These groups provide links to experiences, guest speakers, and discussion with like-minded students.
  • Study Abroad Information for Agricultural Education