Contact: Mark Zidon
Program Office: 217 Pioneer Tower
Phone: 608.342.1391

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 3750 Agricultural Education Internship 3-6 Credits

Supervised experiential learning opportunities in cooperation with businesses and public agencies related to agricultural education.
Components: Field Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: 45 credits completed or IP and 12 credits of AGBUS, AGEDUC, AGET, ANSCI, ENVHORT, or SCSCI completed or IP at the time of registration and good standing, and approval of internship coordinator.
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

AGEDUC 3900 Curriculum and Facilities Planning in Career and Technical Education 3 Credits

Determination of program units while planning for the administration of all facets of the Career and Technical Education. Subsequent items that support the programs, including curriculum development, student learning outcomes, instructional facilities, equipment, resource materials, and sequential program planning of objectives with directed student learning activities.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Spring

AGEDUC 4930 Teaching Methods in Career and Technical Education 3 Credits

Application of the teaching-learning process in Career and Technical Education, including lesson plans, methods of instruction, the use of technology, assessment, and experiencing teaching through role playing.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: AGEDUC 3900 or senior standing
Typically Offered: Spring