Graduate Courses

AG ED 6150 Leadership of Volunteers 3(3, 0)
Provides an overview of volunteer management. The knowledge, skills, and abilities required of professional managers to involve volunteers effectively in the work of organizations are examined.

AG ED 6160 Ethics and Issues in Agriculture and the Food and Fiber System 3(3, 0)
Explores ethical theories, concepts of critical thinking, and major ethical issues in American agriculture. The major social, political, economic, and ethical issues that arise in connection to the “food and fiber system” are examined and potential solutions considered.

AG ED 6230 Curriculum 2(2, 0)
Curriculum goals and related planning for career and continuing education programs.

AG ED 6250/6251 Teaching Agricultural Mechanics 2(1,3)
Organizing course content, conducting and managing an agricultural mechanics laboratory, shop safety, microteaching demonstrations of psychomotor skills, and methods of teaching manipulative abilities.

AG ED 6280 Special Studies in Agricultural Education 1-3(1-3, 0)
Students study, individually or collectively, selected topics and/or problems in agricultural education to meet the particular needs of the clientele enrolled. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

AG ED 6400 Program Development in Adult/Extension Education 3(3, 0)
Principles, theory, and practice in planning and conducting educational programs in adult/extension settings. Preq: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

AG ED 6500 Modern Topics and Issues 3
Students select a major area of concern to teachers of agriculture and county agents for intensive study at least one semester prior to offering the course. Team teaching with faculty from other departments in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences is utilized when feasible.

AG ED 6800/6801 Foundations of Digital Media and Learning 3
Critical use of digital media for leadership and learning within societal and educational contexts. Course focuses on learner impact with exploring, developing, and evaluating technology enhanced applications. Further develops competencies with new media literacies and addresses societal, cultural, ethical, and participatory issues and uses of digital media.

AG ED 6820/6821 Advanced Educational Applications of Microcomputers 3(2, 2)
Provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to apply microcomputer technology to the utilization and generation of educational software in accordance with sound educational principles.

AG ED 7360/7361 Internship Teaching 3(1, 6)
Increases competency and program development through classroom and practical experiences in planning, conducting, and evaluating educational programs.

AG ED 7370/7371 Internship in Agribusiness Firms 3(1, 6)
Provides classroom and practical experiences in selected agricultural businesses and industries. Students identify and practice entry-level competencies required in selected agribusiness and natural resource management enterprises.

AG ED 7500 Special Institute Course: Selected Topics in Agricultural Education 1-3(1-3, 0)
Subject areas organized according to institute needs. Topics vary from course to course. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. Preq: Consent of instructor.

AG ED 8010 Systems for Technology Transfer 3(3, 0)
Development of a philosophical foundation and utilization of cooperative learning strategies and techniques to disseminate effectively technological change for expanding clientele and diverse socioeconomic environments.

AG ED 8040/8041 Special Problems 3(2, 3)
Planning, conducting, and reporting a special problem in agricultural and vocational education appropriate to students' needs.

AG ED 8100 Clinical Research in Agricultural Education 1-6(0, 3-18)
Individual work on assigned research topic in agricultural education. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. Preq: AG ED 889, EX ST 801.

AG ED 8120 Development of Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs 3(3, 0)
Provides secondary agriculture teachers with strategies for supervising and guiding students' supervised agricultural experiences (SAE). Preq: Student teaching in agricultural education.

AG ED 8150/8151 Teaching Agricultural and Power Mechanics 3(2, 3)
Summer Semester, Odd-numbered years. Methods of determining course content, organizing teaching modules in logical sequence, equipping shop, teaching agricultural and power mechanics to farm and agribusiness clientele, providing individualized instruction, and developing off-farm experience programs.

AG ED 8210 Theories and Practices of Adult Education 3(3, 0)
Study of recent research on adult learning. Includes a comparison of the assumptions supporting pedagogy and andragogy and teaching adults through formal classes and community organizations. Preq:ED 302 or PSYCH 201 or equivalent.

AG ED 8690 Seminar 1-3(1-3, 0)
Students and faculty review current topics in agricultural education.

AG ED 8890 Research in Education 3(3, 0)
Problem selection; types of educational research and techniques employed; use of ERIC system and computer program packages; interpretation of research findings.