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Agricultural Education(M.AgEd.)

The Master of Agricultural Education (MAgEd) is a professional degree designed to enhance the human resource skills in agriculture and education. The flexible program provides a core of planning, delivery, evaluation, and administrative strategies while encouraging specialization in teacher education, adult and extension education, agricultural communications, youth development or technology transfer. Degree recipients hold positions as agriculture teachers, extension agents, agricultural and environmental agency employees, as well as human resource development specialists in agricultural industry.

A minimum of 30 credit hours is required for the professional degree. With 12 credit hours devoted to the major field, three credit hours in statistics, and the remaining courses based on students’ concentration areas, the MAgEd is a flexible program providing a core of planning, delivery, evaluation, and administrative strategies while encouraging specialization in teacher education, adult and extension education, agricultural communications, youth development or technology transfer.

 The Department of Agricultural Sciences is the administrative home of the program. The graduate coordinator of the program is Dr. Dale Layfield, who can be reached at dlayfie@clemson.edu (email) or 864-656-5676 (office). 

More information can be found in the graduate handbook.

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Prospective graduate students can request information, apply to the Graduate School, check their application status, respond to admission offer, review FAQ’s, policies and procedures, and access forms.


Program Contacts

  • Deana Burns
  • Office: 240 McAdams Hall
  • Phone: (864) 656-3302
  • Email: dbrns@clemson.edu 

Program Coordinator

  • Dr. Dale Layfield
  • Office: 256 McAdams Hall
  • Phone: (864) 656-5676
  • Email: dlayfie@clemson.edu