All M.S. degree candidates are required to follow a planned program of study. The student develops the plan of study during their first year in the program in conjunction with his/her graduate committee. The plan must be approved by the candidate's graduate committee, Director of the School for Design and Community Development and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Davis College.
All students must select one of three options when they are admitted to the program: teacher education AOE, extension education AOE, or the teacher certification option.
Teaching Vo-Ag and Ag. Extension Education AOEs
All students entering the teacher education or extension education AOEs will conduct a research study and submit the results in the form of a thesis to the WVU ETD Repository. Students with an Ag. Extension Education Area of Emphasis must complete AGEE 650 (Program Development in Community Education) and AGEE 651 (Program Evaluation in Comm Ed.). All students in the Teaching Vo-Ag or Ag. Extension Education AOEs will complete at least 30 hours of coursework of which at least 24 hours must be coursework other than research, projects, or internships, etc.
|A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required in all courses applied toward degree requirements.|
|Course Requirements as determined by the Plan of Study *||24|
|AGEE 642||Agriculture Education Research Methods and Design||3|
|AGEE 644||Data Analysis/Interpretation||3|
Students must complete a minimum of 30 total hours, of which at least 24 hours must be coursework other than research, thesis, project, internship, etc. credits.
Teacher Certification Option
|AGEE 488||Professional Agricultural Internship||12|
|AGEE 489||Agriculture and Extension Education Reflective Seminar||1|
|AGEE 520||Laboratory Teaching Methods||2|
|AGEE 521||Laboratory Teaching Methods Practicum||1|
|AGEE 526||Leadership Development FFA/SAE||2|
|AGEE 527||Leadership Development FFA/SAE Practicum||1|
|AGEE 530||Teaching Agriculture||2|
|AGEE 531||Teaching Agriculture - Practicum||1|
|AGEE 534||Effective Learning Environments||2|
|AGEE 535||Effective Learning Environments - Practicum||1|
|AGEE 538||Program Planning in HS AG Education||2|
|LE 622||Disciplinary Literacy||3|
|SPED 500||Legal/Educational Foundations: Special Education||3|
|SPED 601||Academic Interventions for Special Needs||3|
*In order to complete the teacher certification option, the student must meet all requirements for teacher certification in agricultural education by the West Virginia Department of Education.
Major Learning Outcomes
Agricultural and Extension Education
- The student will enhance their knowledge of the agricultural industry, teaching agriculture in public schools, communications and leadership, and/or extension education by completing a minimum of 18 hours of coursework in an area of emphasis selected by the student and his/her advisor.
- The student will develop basic social science research skills by completing a minimum of 3 hours of coursework in research methods.
- The student will develop basic data analysis skills by completing a minimum of 3 hours of coursework in data analysis.
- The student will demonstrate basic social science research and data analysis skills by conducting a research study on an “agricultural education” topic of interest to the student and presenting the research finding in a professional manner.