Agricultural Education Major

Agricultural Education Major

Available at: Tifton Athens

The Agricultural Education major provides students with the tools needed to succeed in the teaching profession and related careers. There is instruction provided in teaching methods, curriculum planning, leadership development and community study. Students also choose technical agriculture courses that fit their interests and complete school practicums under the direction of a cooperating teacher.

What does an Agricultural Education major study?


View the required Agricultural Education courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.

Students wishing to attend classes on the Tifton campus need to complete their 1000-2000 level courses prior to transferring to UGA.


To prepare for courses to earn a degree in Agricultural Education we recommend you:

  • Participate in traditional agricultural extracurricular activities, such as 4-H and FFA
  • Volunteer in a local classroom setting
  • Participate in community youth mentoring programs
  • Shadow a Vocational Agriculture teacher
  • Engage in leadership and education-related student projects
  • Participate in leadership and education-related school or community organizations

What can an Agricultural Education student do outside of class?

Hands-On Learning

  • Curriculum building
  • Student teaching
  • Classroom observation
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Teaching Certification options
  • Internship opportunities
  • Study abroad opportunities

What jobs can I get with a Agricultural Education degree?


Career Potential

  • Teacher
  • Extension Agent
  • 4-H Youth Agent
  • Farm Service Agency Representative
  • Breed Association Representative
  • Agricultural Commodity Association
  • Agricultural Equipment and Supply Manager

Entry-Level Salary

$33,424 to $100,000

How do I pay for college?


Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.

Go to CAES Scholarships.

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.

  • CAES Office of Academic Affairs
  • 102 Conner Hall
  • Athens, Georgia 30602
  • 706-542-1611

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