Contact: Rick Bockop
Program Office: 206 Pioneer Tower
Phone: 608.342.1890
Email: bockhopr@uwplatt.edu

Mission Statement

The mission of the agricultural education program at UW-Platteville is to prepare students to become licensed to teach agricultural education primarily at the middle and secondary levels in Wisconsin public schools. The agricultural education and technology education emphasis prepares students to teach agricultural education, technology education or both at the middle and secondary levels in Wisconsin public schools. In addition, the purpose of the agribusiness option of agricultural education is to provide a broad-based background of agriculture that will enable the graduate to teach in industry, continue on to a master’s degree, to work in the Cooperative Extension Service, or work in other areas of agriculture.

Agricultural Education – Comprehensive (Teaching) Option

Students who major in agricultural education in the School of Agriculture, upon admission to teacher education, are jointly enrolled in the School of Education and must fulfill the requirements for teacher education specified by that school. The agricultural education curriculum meets the requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for the certification of agriculture/agribusiness instructors to teach all grades with a B-21 license. The program also meets the educational requirements for the provisional certificate issued by the Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education for teachers of agriculture at the post-secondary level.

AGEDUC 2920 Introduction to Agricultural and Extension Education 2 Credits

An introduction to the origin, organizational structure, and scope of the Agricultural Extension Service and to education in agriculture; trends in these programs and the training requirements and professional opportunities associated with these trends.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall

AGEDUC 3900 Planning Cooperative Education in Agriculture 3 Credits

Determination of general program objectives and planning for the administration of all facets of the program, including curriculum development, instructional facilities and materials, Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs, and the F.F.A. Program of Activities.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Spring

AGEDUC 4930 Teaching Cooperative Education in Agriculture 3 Credits

Application of the teaching-learning process to education in agriculture, including methods of instruction, the computer and other instructional media, preparation of teaching plans, and experiencing teaching through role playing.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: AGEDUC 3900 or senior standing
Typically Offered: Spring