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Agricultural Education Teaching Certificate

Clemson University is now offering an add-on certificate in Agricultural Education that compliments any of the Bachelor degree programs offered within the College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences. This certificate requires an additional 31 credits of coursework and a full Spring Semester of Directed Student Teaching.

For more information:

Dr. Catherine DiBenedetto
251 McAdams Hall, Clemson, SC 29634
864.656.0296
cdibene@clemson.edu

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  • Career Opportunities

    Agricultural educators are in high demand:

    • The demand continues to grow annually due to program growth, expansion, retirements and openings
    • School districts value the agricultural education model of rigorous STEM based classroom and laboratory instruction, experiential learning and leadership development
    • School districts are forced into hiring alternatively certified and non-licensed teachers to fill open positions due to demand
  • South Carolina Agricultural Education Career Pathways
    • Animal Systems
    • Ag Mechanics
    • Biosystems
    • Plant Systems
    • Natural Resources
  • Admission

    Applicants must meet all criteria before admission:

    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
    • Complete 45 hours of college-level work
    • Acceptable score on Praxis CORE (may exempt with qualifying ACT/SAT)
    • Statement of disclosure, TB Test, and SLED Background Check
  • Coursework

    In addition to required coursework in a student's current Bachelor of Science degree, the Certificate in Agricultural Education requires:

    • 31 hours of coursework
    • Directed Teaching/Student Teaching Internship (final Spring semester)
  • First Year
    Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
    AGED 2010 Intro to Agricultural Education 3 AGED 1000 Orientation and Field Experience I 1
    AGED 3030 Mechanical Technology for Agricultural Education 3 AGED 2030 Teaching Agriscience 3
    AGED 4030/6030 Principles of Adult/Ext Education 3 EDF 3020 Educational Psychology 3
    EDSP 3700 Introduction to Special Education 3    
    TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 12 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 7
  • Second Year
    Fall Semester     Spring Semester  
    AGED 4000/6000 Supervised Field Experience II 1 AGED 4250/6250 Teaching Agricultural Mechanics 2
    AGED 4230/6230 Curriculum 3 AGED 4060/6060 Directed Teaching 12
    AGED 4010/6010 Instructional Methods in Agricultural Education 3    
    EDLT 4980 Content Area Reading and Writing for Middle and Secondary Education 3    
    TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 10 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 14

    Additional coursework may be recommended based on review of student’s transcript and results of Praxis II Agriculture Exam.

Department of Agricultural Sciences
Department of Agricultural Sciences | 232 McAdams Hall Clemson, SC 29634