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Agricultural Education

Program(s) Available: B.S.Ed.

Northwest is known for its agriculture programs. If you're passionate about agriculture and teaching the future leaders of tomorrow, then the agricultural education major may be the perfect fit!

Why Study Agricultural Education at Northwest

At Northwest, we know how important it is to educate the community about agriculture and how everyday products and foods are created. The demand for agricultural education majors is steady and is not going away anytime soon.

By studying agricultural education at Northwest, you'll gain profession-based learning from day one. The program is designed to give students a holistic understanding of teaching agriculture. Faculty members deliver a curriculum designed to not only enhance your learning but prepare you for your future teaching career.

Students also have access to state-of-the-art facilities such as the Agricultural Learning Center (ALC) and the R.T. Wright Farm, which foster hands-on learning. Check out the facilities!

You may be wondering what exactly you'll learn in this major. Here are a few areas of focus:

  • Classroom management
  • Lesson planning
  • Special education 
  • Technology in the classroom 

This major must be completed as part of the Bachelor of Science in education to align with Missouri teacher certification standards. A minor is not required. Recent graduates have obtained teaching positions in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri, yet the particular certification for each state varies.

Did you know? An agriculture middle school certification is also available for middle school education majors!

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Agricultural education

“Everyone on campus is super friendly, and the faculty and staff are willing to take you under their wing as if you were part of their family.” — Hannah Viets


  • High School Teacher
  • Agribusiness Sales
  • Agronomist
  • Extension Agent
  • Banking and Finance
  • International Agriculture

What Can I Do With a Major in Agricultural Education?

Agricultural Learning Center

Students gather for the meat science lab in the Agricultural Learning Center (ALC). The facility was built in 2021 and is where most ag courses occur.

Agricultural Learning Center

R.T. Wright Farm

R.T. Wright University Laboratory Farm is a 448-acre facility that provides a profession-based learning experience with livestock and crops.

R.T. Wright Farm
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