College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Master of Science in Agricultural Education

The world depends on agricultural sciences, which is why agricultural educators are needed everywhere – in business, in schools, and in government.

The Master’s in Agricultural Education at N.C. A&T will prepare you for a professional career in teaching or communicating the complexities of the global agriculture and natural resources systems that we all depend on.

Graduates of our program find rewarding careers as: agriscience teachers for middle or high schools; 4-H agents; Cooperative Extension agents; environmental lawyers; professors or researchers at land-grant universities; managers, human resources, public relations and marketing professionals for agricultural industries; government professionals for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), other federal or state agencies, and more.

The Master of Science in Agricultural Education at N.C. A&T offers two concentrations for you to choose from, depending on your career goals:

  • Professional Licensure – This curriculum prepares individuals to teach agriscience education in middle and high schools. Graduates of this track are eligible to apply for advanced (graduate level) licensure in North Carolina. This track offers graduates versatility in career options, because it prepares them for the many other professions that rely on agricultural educators.
  • Professional Service – This curriculum prepares individuals for careers in agribusiness, Cooperative Extension, government, or legal professions.

Other features of the program include: completion of 30 credit hours; a thesis or non-thesis option; distance learning courses - the entire program is online, but has on campus offerings as well; each student's program of study is guided by a graduate committee.

To be admitted to the program, students must first apply and be admitted to the Graduate School

We welcome your questions about how a Master of Science in Agricultural Education can prepare you for success. Please contact:

Chastity Warren-English, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Agriscience Education Program Coordinator
Room 251-A Carver Hall

Phone: 336-285-4819 or 336-334-7711
Fax: 336-334-7257