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Master of Agricultural and Extension Education

Explore the Master of Agricultural and Extension Education degree

The Master of Agricultural and Extension Education at NMSU Online is designed primarily for educators who currently teach agriculture and/or those who currently work or desire to work with the Cooperative Extension Service. NMSU Online provides mentors and instructional coaches who facilitate relevant demonstrations, observations, and conversations as they implement new agricultural strategies and knowledge.

Our learning cohorts include New Mexico educators in public secondary schools; community colleges; and non-formal educational positions with the Cooperative Extension Service, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, and other government agencies and industry who wish to further develop their educational, leadership, communication and technical skills while working full-time.

NMSU Online's Master of Agricultural and Extension Education is excellent for professional development and advancement. New Mexico secondary public school teachers can utilize this graduate degree program to achieve Level III teacher licensure!

Program Highlights and Learning Outcomes

The Master of Agricultural and Extension Education program offers detailed historical and contemporary knowledge of the context and content of extension education, school-based agricultural education, or leadership development. Graduates are professionally trained to be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding and mastery of the theories, principles, and practice of agricultural and extension education.
  • Analyze data and consider theories from the research literature, drawing conclusions about how teaching is influencing learning and vice versa.
  • Design and implement informational future instructional decisions.
  • Follow standard research procedures and protocols to improve the teacher’s immediate classroom teaching and beyond.

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Career Pathways

Graduates of the Master of Agricultural and Extension Education typically work within agriculture at all levels. Here is a sampling of your professional career options: 

  • Agriculture education teacher
  • Agribusiness and the local community
  • Crop consultant
  • Educational supervisor
  • Extension agent
  • Farm/ranch manager
  • Human Resources specialist
  • International agriculture consultant
  • Middle and High School teachers
  • Policy analyst
  • Production agriculture management
  • Program coordinator

Program Information

College: Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

Delivery Format: Hybrid with online asynchronous, online synchronous sessions, and face-to-face Friday/Saturday classes

Program Credits: 30-32 credits

Program Length: 2 years

Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40

Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

Program Chair: Dr. Frank Hodnett

Accreditation

NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

HLC phone: 800-621-7440

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