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Agricultural Science Education

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What is Agricultural Science Education?

This concentration within our Agricultural Leadership and Science Education major prepares you for teaching agricultural science, agribusiness, agricultural mechanics, and horticulture in Illinois high schools. Your classes will focus heavily on technical subject matter, and you’ll gain hands-on experience at the local, state, and national level as you participate in class projects, conduct workshops, and network with other agricultural education students across the country. You’ll also complete a 12-week student teaching experience. You can apply directly into this concentration.

Career Options

  • Agricultural education
  • Future Farmers of America advising

Post-Graduation Success1

96% employed or continuing education

80% employed after graduation

16% attending graduate school

$38,865 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: [Self-employed], A-C Central High School, American Society of Animal Science

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

22 - 27 ACT Score

1040 - 1260 SAT Score

3.32 - 3.74 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,008
  • Total: $31,012

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $28,606
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $47,922

International

  • Tuition: $29,480
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $48,796
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