Specializations (or Careers)
- Cooperative Extension Professional
- High School Agriculture Teacher
- Agricultural Education Professor
- Ag Literacy Coordinator
- Young Farm Instructor
Admission to the program is based on students meeting the following standards.
The degree program* is comprised of two study tracks based upon a student’s interest. The Agricultural Education (Secondary Education) Track is designed for individuals who have an interest in becoming secondary agricultural educators in the public school system. The Agricultural Education (Professional Service) Track is designed for individuals who have more of an interest in government, agribusiness, international agriculture, and cooperative extension careers. Individuals who pursue the Agricultural Education (Secondary Education) track are eligible for licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in addition to careers in agribusiness and government.
Individuals who possess associate degrees in agricultural-related majors from accredited institutions not listed as a transfer partner within the 2+2 program may apply and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Curriculum Guide: B.S. in Agricultural Education - Secondary Education
Curriculum Guide: B.S. in Agricultural Education - Professional Service
*Degree Completion program. Please contact the department for more information.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
North Carolina A&T State University participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). Participation in NC-SARA allows the University to provide distance learning programs and coursework to residents of states and territories outside North Carolina. However, NC-SARA does not grant automatic reciprocity with other states or exempt N.C. A&T from the professional licensing requirements required by other states or territories.
N.C. A&T’s programs and courses meet the licensure requirements for professional organizations in North Carolina. The University is in the process of determining the licensure requirements for its professional licensure programs, but has not yet determined whether its online degree programs meet the requirements for professional licensure in every U.S. state and territory.
Current Students: Your advisor will contact you to determine the professional licensure requirements for the state in which you are located or hope to work.
Prospective Students: An enrollment advisor will provide the professional licensure requirements prior to your enrollment.
Learn more about professional licensure at https://www.nc-sara.org/resources/professional-licensure.
For program-related questions:
Chastity English, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
For assistance with the admissions process:
Office of Admissions
For assistance with the registration process:
Trevor Taylor, Student Services Coordinator
336-285-3798 or 888-498-6752 (Toll-Free)
Toni McRae, Business Services Coordinator
336-285-3811 or 888-498-6752 (Toll-Free)