Note: An undergraduate certification in agriculture teaching will not be available after the spring 2014 semester. Cornell is working with its neighbors at Ithaca College to establish a masters-level certification program in agriculture education. In addition, Cornell's undergraduate Education Minor will continue to offer strong preparation for graduate-level certification programs in agriculture education throughout the country. |
Backed by a world-class faculty in agricultural science and by teacher educators intensely devoted to teaching, Cornell prepares the kind of agriculture teachers who exemplify the motto:
Those who can, do. Those who can do more, teach.
Hallmarks of our program are small classes, intensive advising, and many opportunities for campus teaching experience through Cornell's extensive community outreach and teaching assistant programs.
Requirements at a glance
Ms. Bobbi Townsend
Educational Programs Specialist
Dr. Travis Park
Director Cornell Teacher Education
- Major in Agricultural Sciences, with an EdComm Teaching concentration
- Courses you take for the major must meet specific breadth and depth requirements for certification
- Education courses:
- EDUC 2710* Social and Political Context of American Education (4 credits)
- EDUC 3110* Educational Psychology (4 credits)
- EDUC 4040 Engaging Students in Learning (general methods and management) (4 credits)
- EDUC 4050 Reform-Based Teaching (science methods and management) (4 credits)
- EDUC 4060 Inclusive Teaching for Adolescents with Disabilities (3 credits)
- EDUC 4410* Language, Literacy, and Schooling (3 credits)
- EDUC 5320 Program Planning in Agricultural Science Education (3 credits)
- EDUC 5350 Youth Organizations for Agricultural Science Education (3 credits)
- EDUC 6010 Practicum Seminar (includes portfolio development) (9 credits)
- EDUC 6020 Practicum in Agriculture or Science Education (student teaching) (6 credits)
*Equivalent courses from Cornell or another accredited university may be substituted with the permission of the Director of Cornell Teacher Education.
Although certification to teach agriculture can be earned at the undergraduate level, we strongly recommend that students complete their certification through the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program. Teachers in New York State must complete a Masters degree within 5 years of earning initial certification.