Degree Program Overview

Agricultural education, or agriculture teacher certification, allows students to tailor any agricultural science degree offered at Sam Houston State University to meet their career goal of becoming a teacher. Students will minor in secondary education through the College of Education’s accredited educator preparation program.

Student Teaching

Students complete student teaching in an approved high school agricultural science classroom. The field experience will be approximately 12 weeks. This time is divided among observation, participation, teaching, and extra-curricular activities. Students hone teaching methodologies that produce effective instruction resulting in effective student learning.

During student teaching, participation is essential in related agricultural science and FFA activities such as fairs, shows, contests, FFA alumni and young farmer programs, etc.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 15