Degree requirement: Bachelor’s degree required
Semester: Spring, fall, summer
Program length: 9 credit hours
Format: Online

This certificate is designed for early career high school and middle school teachers who are beginning their post-Bachelor's degree education. It allows them to explore courses related to both teaching strategies and agricultural content to enhance their skills and knowledge base.

Program Highlights


To complete the certificate, students must complete both the First Year and Second Year Agriculture Teacher Seminars. In addition, teachers can pick 400 or 500 level courses from any of the departments of the College of ACES, based on the subject of interest. Included among the electives is course credit for completing the CASE (Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education) curriculum training program.

Required courses:

  • AGED 496: Beginning Agriculture Teachers Seminar, (2 credits, fall)
  • AGED 498: Second Year Agriculture Teachers Seminar (1 credit, summer)

Summer elective courses: 

  • AGED 500: Special Topics in Ag Education, 1-4, Summer
  • The CASE curriculum training many agriculture teachers take fits under this course.
  • ALL ACES 400-500 - 1-6, All, Additional electives must be 400 or 500 level courses

Start Certificate

Use the form below to express your interest in pursuing a certificate. Once accepted, you will receive an email with further instructions for registration.

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Complete Certificate

Upon completing your required coursework, you will need to submit a completion request for your certificate. 

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