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Agricultural and Extension Education
degree in agricultural and extension education enablesstudents to choose rom many career options. Threeoptions are available to students.The rst option is ocused on teaching in public schools.Agricultural science teacher licensure is available inconjunction with other subject areas.Extension education is a second option. Proessionals inExtension are employees o The Ohio State University andgive direction and teach in the areas o agriculture andnatural resources, youth development, amily and consumersciences, and community development. County extensionaculty teach in inormal settings and work closely with thecommunity.The leadership option is designed or students who want tocombine their agricultural knowledge and teaching skills inbusiness, industry and organizations. Personnel training andmanagement are among the positions available to studentsin this option.
Pursuing Agricultural and Extension Education
All reshman applicants to Ohio State are considered withina competitive admissions policy. The primary criteria oradmission are the completion o the applicant’s high schoolcollege preparatory program, perormance in that programas indicated by class rank and/or grade-point average, andperormance on either the ACT or SAT.Upon admission to the university, students are thenadmitted into the College o Food, Agricultural, andEnvironmental Sciences. Once admitted into the College oFood, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, studentscan declare a major in agricultural and extension education.In addition to the requirements or admission to OhioState, students interested in any area o agriculturaland extension education should be well-rounded, withexperiences in leadership activities and working withpeople. Good interpersonal skills are an asset in theprogram and later employment.Acceptance into the College o Food, Agricultural, andEnvironmental Sciences is required prior to declaringa major in agricultural and extension education. Oncea student has been admitted into the College oFood, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, thestudent should meet with the coordinating advisor orthe Department o Human and Community ResourceDevelopment. Many students enroll directly into the collegeand the Department o Human and Community ResourceDevelopment.At the meeting with the coordinating advisor, thestudent determines which option within agricultural andextension education to pursue. The student, along with thecoordinating advisor, will declare the major and option, anddetermine which minor will best t the career objective othe student.
Agricultural and Extension Education
Students majoring in agricultural and extension educationtypically take courses in animal sciences, productionagriculture, natural resource management, crop science,plant health and protection, plant improvement,agribusiness, horticulture, lie sciences, agriculturalsystems management, and soil resources.In addition to agriculture courses, students majoring inagricultural and extension education complete coursesin psychology, learning processes, teaching methods,curriculum and program development, and youth and adulteducation. Students complete two eld-based experiencesin schools, in extension, or in agribusiness, dependingupon the chosen option. Field experiences allow studentsto apply what they have learned in a real-lie setting andto develop proessional skills in the teaching and learningprocess.
Internships in agricultural and extension education areavailable in a public school setting, extension educationsetting, or business and industry setting. Typically,students will participate in at least two internships prior tograduation. One internship is or a two-week period o time,or 80 hours, and the second internship is or a ten-weekperiod, or 400 hours.
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