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Agricultural Education

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  4. Tuition

Curriculum: This online program requires that the student complete 32 credits of graduate courses. While specific course patterns may be developed to meet individual needs, with the help of the advisor, a general recommended set of course options include the following:

  • Core Courses - 20-22 credits
  • Agricultural Education Foundations - 6 credits
    • AGED 400 - Foundations in Ag and Extension Education
    • AGED 420 - Curriculum Design and Instruction
  • Instructional Methods and Design - 4 credits (Choose 1)
    • AGED 430 - Youth Development Programs
    • AGED 490 - Adult Education and Learning
  • Educational Research - 8 credits
  • AGED 545 - Research Methods and Design
    • AGED 549 - Independent Study/Final Project or AGED 599 - Thesis
  • Agricultural Education Electives - 2-4 credits
    • AGED 480 - Collaborative Leadership
    • AGED 499 - Beginning Ag Teachers Seminar
    • AGED 500 - CASE Institute (hosted by Pontiac High School)
    • AGED 500 - Special Topics in Ag Ed
    • AGED 540 - Volunteer Management
    • AGED 550 - Advanced Program Delivery
    • AGED 551 - Advanced Program Evaluation
  • Technical Subject Matter - 12 credits
    • Electives in agriculture, education, or other field. Students may complete up to 4 additional credits in agricultural education.
  • 500-level course credit
    • To earn a graduate degree at the University of Illinois, students must complete 12 credits of 500-level coursework. This coursework can be also used to fulfill other degree requirements.

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