Agricultural Extension Education Specialization
For the Ph.D. degree, a specialization in Agricultural Extension Education can be earned by taking a graduate course in the following areas: instructional methods (AGEDS 520), program planning (AGEDS 524), technology transfer (AGEDS 561), program evaluation (see recommended), and administration (AGEDS 625). Additionally, the dissertation research must be related to agricultural extension education.
For the M.S. degree, a specialization in Agricultural Extension Education requires a graduate course in each of the following areas: program planning, program evaluation, and instructional methods. The thesis or creative component must be related to agricultural extension education.
Students interested in Extension may benefit from taking other elective coursework related to extension education, associated with the Certificate in Education and Outreach for Agriculture and Natural Resources. Students are permitted to earn both a Specialization and the Certificate.
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Declaring the Specialization. The student must type “Agricultural Extension Education” on the appropriate line of the electronic POSC form under AccessPlus to be routed and approved by the POS Committee. The Specialization, when satisfied, becomes part of the degree and the transcript.