Institute for Agriculture
Agriculture Education Degree
Bachelor’s Degree Program in Education and Agriculture
Share your passion for agriculture with others! Buena Vista University's agriculture education degree prepares students to teach agriculture science and business for traditional classrooms, as well as Extension and virtual environments. This degree also prepares students to advise an FFA chapter or lead other agricultural organizations.
Take Me To
BVU’s unique location places you in close proximity to a wide range of high school agriculture programs, large to small, within a quick 40-minute drive. The result is an agriculture education program with high school classroom experiences built into each semester, starting your first year!
Why Study Agriculture Education at BVU?
BVU knows educational preparation! Our School of Education has graduates in more Iowa classrooms than any other private college in the state. We have a long history of training excellent teachers.
You not only learn by doing, but also through project-based opportunities to practice and reflect on agricultural program management skills. Our faculty come from the industry and will prepare you for success.
Learn from teachers with years of experience. BVU teaching faculty are in high school classrooms each year—you learn about today’s classroom needs, in a wide range of learning environments.
Make the most of practical experiences! Not only in the classroom, but by building professional connections and partnering with mentors right away. At BVU these impactful experiences begin your first year.
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Classroom experience. Gain real-world experience each semester in local high school classrooms, in eight different schools during your time as a student. You are exposed to a wide range of philosophies and teacher preferences, all helping you to develop your own.
Nimble and up-to-date. The ag education curriculum is updated on a yearly basis. You are always focusing on the most recent developments in teaching methods and philosophies, along with current classroom technologies and materials.
In demand. The practical focus of BVU’s ag education major means you could be sought by companies in the industry to fill a variety of roles including corporate trainer, communications liaison, ag extension agent, and many more.
Agriculture Education Courses
- Major in Agriculture Education (69 Credit Hours)
Agriculture Education Courses (32 credit hours)
- AGBU 225 Agricultural Business Management / Farm Business Management
- AGSC 100 Introduction to Agricultural Science
- AGSC 200 Animal Science
- AGSC 201 Survey of Crop Science
- AGSC 215 Agroecology
- BIOL 303 Ecology and Society
- EDAG 200 Foundations of Vocational and Career Education in Agriculture
- EDAG 201 Coordination of Cooperative Agriculture Education Programs
- EDAG 400 Methods of Teaching Agriculture Mechanics
- MGMT 220 Principles of Management
Choose one course
- CHEM 115 Chemistry in Food
- EDAG 202 Animal and Plant Food Safety
Plus requirements for secondary education and education core.
Agricultural Education Faculty