Dec 04, 2023
Laura Hasselquist, Assistant Professor
School of Education, Counseling and Human Development
Wenona Hall 104
The Master’s degree in Agricultural Education is designed to meet the needs of individuals who work (or plan to work) in agricultural education, non-profit organizations, post-secondary education or in agriculture leadership. The School of Education, Counseling and Human Development provides professional preparation for those who want to expand their knowledge and advance themselves professionally in the agricultural industry.
Students are able to choose from either a program in which only coursework is required or a program in which they must complete a research project or creative component. If a student elects to complete a thesis (Plan A) the program will include 30 credit hours. If a student elects to complete a creative component (Plan B), the student must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours in order to graduate. If a full coursework option is selected (Plan C), the student must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Knowledge of current issues: The graduate of the curriculum and instruction program displays knowledge of current practices, research, theories, and issues in education.
- Knowledge of learning: The graduate of the curriculum and instruction program demonstrates knowledge of how students learn and is able to effectively apply that knowledge within a variety of educational roles.
- Curricular processes: The graduate of the curriculum and instruction program effectively participates in curricular processes.
- Communication skills: The graduate of the curriculum and instruction program effectively communicates.
- Foundational lifetime learning skills: The graduate of the curriculum and instruction program displays commitment to professional involvement and growth through continual learning, reflective practice, and collaboration.
- Technology: The graduate of the curriculum and instruction program makes appropriate use of educational technology.
Accreditation, Certification, Licensure
This program can lead to alternative certification in agricultural education at the secondary level in South Dakota.
Course Delivery Format
The program can be completed online through the Brookings Campus. Some course offerings will be available face to face.
Available Options for Graduate Degrees
|Master of Science
||Option A - Thesis
||30 Credit Hours
||Option B - Research/Design Paper
||32 Credit Hours
||Option C - Coursework Only
||36 Credit Hours
Select one of the following options
Option B - Research/Design Paper
Option C - Coursework Only
Total Required Credits: 30 (Option A), 32 (Option B), 36 (Option C)
Additional Admission Requirements
GRE: Not required
TOEFL: 71 Internet-based or higher
TOEFL Essentials: 7.5
Applicants must provide a resume, goal statement, and two professional letters of reference as part of the application process.
Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate coursework.
For additional information refer to the Master’s Degree Requirements .