Program Description

A degree in agricultural education opens the door for undergraduate students to share their passion for agriculture. The program is designed to provide the foundational knowledge in agriculture for teaching in formal and non-formal settings. Students pursuing this degree must be admitted into the teacher education program and fulfill the professional education requirements found in the Department of Educational Studies.

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Program Highlights

  • Student-centered
  • Formal and informal learning experiences
  • Student teaching gives students real-world applications
  • Hands-on experiences – conduct workshops for high school students, coordinate career development events, and more

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Career Pathways

  • Agricultural education teacher
  • Cooperative extension agent
  • Farm service agency representative
  • Livestock breed association representative
  • Agricultural commodity association
  • Corporate education specialists

Organizations and Opportunities

As an ENMU student, you'll have the opportunity to participate in various campus and discipline-related organizations. You also may assist faculty on research projects, work in labs and participate in other related activities. The program sponsors Collegiate FFA that is open to all students.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. More than 70% of our students receive some sort of financial assistance. Additionally, you may be eligible to apply for funding assistance through programs designed to encourage underrepresented groups to participate in faculty-mentored research projects.

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High School Course Suggestions

If you're interested in majoring in early childhood education at ENMU, try to take courses in the area of agriculture education. In New Mexico there are numerous dual enrollment opportunities for college credit.

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Additional Degree Information

You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education degree, including the courses you will take when you're a agriculture education major at Eastern on our degree plans page.

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