Agricultural Education

Available at: Athens | Tifton

The Agricultural Education major provides students with the tools needed to succeed in the teaching profession and related careers. There is instruction provided in teaching methods, curriculum planning, leadership development and community study. Students also choose technical agriculture courses that fit their interests and complete school practicums under the direction of a cooperating teacher.


View the required Agricultural Education courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.

Students wishing to attend classes on the Tifton campus need to complete their 1000-2000 level courses prior to transferring to UGA.


To prepare for courses to earn a degree in Agricultural Education we recommend you:

  • Participate in traditional agricultural extracurricular activities, such as 4-H and FFA
  • Volunteer in a local classroom setting
  • Participate in community youth mentoring programs
  • Shadow a Vocational Agriculture teacher
  • Engage in leadership and education-related student projects
  • Participate in leadership and education-related school or community organizations

Hands-On Learning

  • Curriculum building
  • Student teaching
  • Classroom observation
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Teaching Certification options
  • Participate in student clubs and organizations
  • Internship opportunities
  • Study abroad opportunities

Learn more

Visit the department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC).

Read ALEC student testimonials.

Interested in transferring to our extended campus?
Learn more about UGA-Tifton.

Prospective Student Contact

D. Barry Croom
D. Barry Croom Professor
Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication

Current Student Contact

Mary Formo
Mary Formo Director of Advising and Curriculum Support
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs Crop & Soil Sciences

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Agricultural Education*

Agricultural Education major outcomes for 2019: 94% employed full time, 6% attending graduate school

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The charts above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. Read more detailed Career Outcomes information for Agricultural Education.


What jobs can I get with an Agricultural Education degree?

Career Potential

  • Teacher
  • Extension Agent
  • 4-H Youth Agent
  • Agricultural Equipment and Supply Manager
  • Breed Association Representative
  • District Program Assistant
  • Educational Program Specialist
  • Farm Service Agency Representative
  • Leadership Program Specialist

Median Entry-Level Salary



How do I pay for college?


Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.

CAES Scholarships


Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.