Agriculture is a thriving industry. From companies providing input supplies to the fast-paced distribution and retail food industry, the demand for entry level workers is strong. Providing high quality entry level workers begins in the classroom. Those classrooms need quality teachers. Whether your career goals lie in the classroom or elsewhere, consider agricultural education.
Why Study Agriculture - Agriculture Teacher Education?
The Agriculture major at Illinois State offers a wide array of sequences to prepare students planning on working in any aspect within the agricultural industry. Students who graduate with a degree in Agriculture are not just limited to working on "the farm." They are desirable employees in various industries and career fields. Agricultural Science provides a broad background for working in the agricultural and natural resources industry.
Agriculture Education students are given numerous chances to get into the classroom before student teaching. These students take courses in the School of Teaching and Learning and upon graduation will have completed the edTPA. Agriculture Education majors are in high demand and have high job placement after graduation.