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Planting the seeds for a career in agricultural education

This unique concentration is designed primarily for agriculture students who plan to teach or work with people, educating them about agriculture. If you’ve ever imagined teaching high school agriculture or being an FFA advisor, this degree program might be the perfect fit.

Students who choose this program earn a Bachelor of Science in agriculture and become eligible to seek certification with the Texas Education Agency. Graduates often go on to work as agricultural science teachers in public schools, but this degree also prepares you for a variety of fast-growing agriculture-related careers. Visit our Career Opportunities page to learn more!

Bachelor of Science in agriculture, concentration in agricultural development 

Students who pursue the agricultural development concentration gain a deep understanding of agriculture and agricultural technology, and they also develop the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to share that knowledge with others.

The program also includes teacher education courses and culminates in 12 weeks of clinical teaching in an area public school.

Teaching certification preparation requirements

To complete the teaching certification preparation portion of the program, you’ll need to apply and be accepted to the James I. Perkins College of Education Educator Preparation Program. In addition to meeting all academic requirements, students must complete a personal interview and pass a background check.

*See the Undergraduate Course Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.



Department of Agriculture

Agriculture Building
Room 101

Mailing Address:
PO Box 13000, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962