Major to Career: Agriculture Education Composite

Agriculture Education and Composite will prepare students to teach agriculture or employment in a agribusiness position. Qualified teachers are in short supply. In this major, you will take classes in basic business. You will also learn agriculural sciences. Education classes will prepare you to teach agriculture. Classes include teaching methods, laboratory methods and curriculum development.

You should consider majoring in Agriculture Education if you like 4-H projects and competition, enjoy debating; organizing or leading a club or other group activities and solving problems. Consider this major if you are good at caring; creativity; organizing; persuading; patience; verbal and writing skills.

In this program, you will learn how to teach subject matter in agricultural teacher education. The program begins with courses specific to the subject matter. In upper level courses, the focus shifts to lesson planning, instructional techniques for communicating the subject matter, assessment and evaluation techniques, and supervision and discipline strategies. The final phase of the program is an on-site student teaching practicum. You will first observe an experienced teacher work with students at your selected educational level. You will work with the supervising teacher to plan your lessons, and then you will teach those lessons to the students. The supervising teacher provides ongoing advice, support, and evaluation of your performance at this time.

  • have good health and physical stamina
  • be able to work well with others
  • have good organizational skills
  • be motivated to help others succeed
  • have excellent communication skills
  • be a leader
  • Economics
  • Business administration and management
  • Accounting
  • Agronomy and crop science
  • Animal Sciences
  • Forest resources production
  • Range Science
  • Agricultural and biological engineering
  • Geography
  • Farm and ranch management
  • International business
  • Aquaculture
  • Teaching positions
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Location: Benson 240

Phone: 208-496-1411


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