Purdue University Office of Admissions logo
For updated information on COVID-19 guidance, please visit the Protect Purdue website.

Agricultural Education

Make a difference in your world — be a teacher! Prepare for a profession where you impact young people every day.

Agricultural education students combine their interest in animals, plants, natural resources, and food with their desire to work with people. Students are prepared to teach the wide range of agricultural subjects in middle school, high school, or college settings. There is a high demand for agriculture teachers in Indiana and across the United States. Graduates also are highly sought after for positions in business, government and other professions that demand professionals who can communicate and work with people.

Student Spotlight: Logan Overman

portrait of Logan Overman

“I want to be able to advocate for teachers and the agricultural field all at the same time,” explained Logan Overman, an agricultural education major from Greenfield, Indiana.

Overman said he wants to be part of the next generation of agriculture and education and make a lasting impact. He said more schools around the country should offer agricultural education courses and wants to be a moving force behind making that happen.

“Agriculture is not just American; agriculture is global,” he said. “Agriculture is how we are going to feed people globally. We need to teach people how to grow their own crops sustainably and efficiently.”

That global concern means Overman wants to be part of the changes happening in agriculture and education in the United States, and he wants to make a difference in other areas of the world. After Overman graduates from Purdue, he said he plans on taking part in a 10-month fellowship in Ghana.

 

“The experience of being able to teach agriculture in another country will help me become a more well-rounded educator,” Overman explained. “This will give me the ability to not only understand American agriculture, but it also gives me the chance to learn about agriculture around the world and how it impacts different communities.”

He credits Purdue for helping him prepare to be an educator and to have a voice in the change he would like to see.

“The ASEC department, and the College of Agriculture in general, do a really great job of preparing students professionally,” Overman explained. “They give you the skills and opportunities to make you a well-rounded individual and educator.”

Agriculture is a basic, but integral, part of our lives, Overman said. He said he wants to make sure that he can be a part of the future generation of educators who will teach the importance of agriculture so that people across the world can live better lives.

Plan of Study

Agricultural Education Webpage

Transfer to Agricultural Education

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5


Contact Information

Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication
(765) 494-8433
ASEC@purdue.edu

College of Agriculture
Loading...

Careers in Agricultural Education

Graduates teach agriculture in junior high schools, high schools, and colleges; work as extension agents for the state and federal government; or fill a wide variety of posts in agribusiness and industry.

  • Teacher
  • Educational consultant
  • Graduate or professional school
  • School curriculum coordinator

Share this page: