Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Agriculture - Teacher Certification
A major in agricultural education prepares students to teach in public schools or regional vocational agriculture centers.
Specializations in animal science, plant science, agricultural mechanics, or natural resources conservation add teaching, managerial, and human relations to their areas of expertise.
Becoming an agricultural education major gives one the opportunity to work with people while still working within the agricultural field.
The main focus of an agricultural teacher is to teach students about the food, fiber, and natural resources industries.
- Agriculture Education High School Teacher
- Agriculture Co-op
Why Choose Agriculture-Teacher Certification at WIU?
Agricultural teachers often work in hands-on learning environments and will teach both inside and outside. An agricultural teacher must teach technical, leadership, and management skills to middle and high school students going into agricultural careers or going on to further their education in agriculture.
The National FFA Organization plays an important role in agricultural education by providing life skills that students need for a successful career in Agriculture.
Most Agriculture teachers incorporate the learning-by-doing method in their approach to teaching, allowing the students to experience work directly related to the careers they will pursue.
At A Glance
- Degrees Available: Bachelor of Science
- Minor: Yes
- Graduate Degree: No
- Campus: Macomb
- Study Opportunities: GradTrac, Honors, Teacher Certification, Graduate Studies
School of Agriculture
Knoblauch Hall 145
1 University Drive
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
Phone: (309) 298-1080
Fax: (309) 298-2280