The Agricultural Education Program
We invite you to join us in Agricultural Education at Auburn University.
This means that you will learn the skills necessary for preparing people to work in our nation's
agriculture in careers which include
agribusiness, horiculture, forestry, and conservation.
A shortage of Vocational Agribusiness teachers extends to nearly every
state. This means that a job will be
waiting for you upon graduation. Each year, teachers are needed to replace thaose teachers who are
promoted, retire, or enter into other endeavors.
You now have the chance to change your life and the lives of many others if you respond to this
WHAT IS A VOCATIONAL AGRIBUSINESS
As a Vo Ag teacher, you will guide the learning process of yourths and adults who
are interested in some
phase of agriculture. You will prepare high school students for a variety of jobs in the nation's billion
dollar industry of agriculture.
The Vo Ag teacher serves as the Future Farmers of America advisor and instructs
students in the
following areas of agriculture:
- AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION
- AGRICULTURE SUPPLIES/SERVICES
- AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS
- AGRICULTURE PRODUCTS
- ORNAMENTAL HORICULTURE
- AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES
- PRE-PROFESSIONAL AGRIBUSINESS
If you can answer "yes" to the following questions, a career in Vo Ag could be for you:
Do you enjoy working outdoors as well as indoors?
Do you possess leadership ability, initiative, determination, and willingness to work hard at your
Would you feel comfortable knowing that much of the community would call on you for
agricultural related advice?
Is your personality pleasing with a cooperative attitude?
Do you want a teaching job that involves teaching adults as well as young people?
WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?
The curriculum for Agriculture Education majors requires a total of 217
hours for graduation and includes:
- 73 hours of general coursework (English, history, math, science, etc.)
- 43 hours of professional education courses
- 75 hours of technical agriculture courses, and
- 15 hours of internship.
TEACHING AGRICULTURE AS A CAREER OFFERS:
An excellent starting salary with the majority of the teaching jobs being 12 month jobs.
Excellent laboratories and classroom facilities.
Interesting and challenging work.
Flexibility in choice of occupations or teacher specialties.
Strong state and national teacher organizations.
STUDENT CLUBS FOR AGRICULTURE EDUCATION
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA (FFA) FOR
STUDENTS AND FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
THE FOUR H CLUBS FOR HIGH SCHOOL
The major advisor for Agriculture Education majors is
Dr. Gordon Patterson, you can e-mail Dr. Patterson by clicking
here or you can telephone him at 334-844-3800 or 844-3824.