Education PhD students in the Agricultural Education option prepare for careers in both academic and applied settings related to Agricultural Education.


The program provides a strong theoretical foundation and practical research experience, as well as the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including teaching different classes, service, outreach, faculty and student research, publishing, and conference attendance. 

The Agricultural Education coursework aims to widen a students’ perspectives and challenges them to think critically beyond Agricultural Education and their experiences in it. The diversity and blend of  College of Education and College of Agricultural Science coursework prepares students to be highly competitive on the job market. Students choosing the Agricultural Education option are encouraged to be highly engaged in various aspects of the Agricultural Education department and are connected with local, state, and national associations.

Faculty members in the Agricultural Education option include:
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The Education PhD with the Agricultural Education option requires a minimum of 108 credits, including the Education PhD Core Curriculum and the required research content coursework within the Agricultural Education option:

  • AED 501 Research (4 credits)
  • AED 553 Applied Instructional Strategies (3 credits)
  • AED 556 Link Research, Teaching, and Practice (3 credits)
  • AED 640 Instrumentation and Data Collection in Social Science (3 credits)