What will I learn?

At an early age, youth can begin learning important lifelong skills about raising crops, caring for animals, conducting research and managing a farm or agribusiness.

This program prepares you to teach secondary-level students (grades 6-12) about the agriculture industry and technologies. You will gain broad agriculture knowledge, explore teaching methods, and learn how to plan a curriculum, manage a classroom and supervise out-of-classroom learning programs like FFA and 4-H.

Hands-on learning opportunities include shadowing a local teacher, assisting a local FFA chapter, and studying at the on-campus animal centers, greenhouses and plant science farms.

Degree Fit

This program could be a good fit if you:

Want to become a teacher

Enjoy working with youth

Are interested in agriculture sciences

Have strong communication and leadership skills

Are involved in 4-H, FFA or other agriculture-related activities

Career Outcomes

With this degree, you could become a/an:

Agriculture teacher at secondary level (6-12 grades)

Supervisor of FFA or 4-H

Youth development educator

Marketing specialist

Community planning consultant

University extension educator

Which department am I in?

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Study options

Full Time (128 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$27,840.00 per year
Start date

12 January 2022, 16 May 2022, 22 August 2022


University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Drive,



83844, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA scale is required from secondary school. They must meet criteria for admission to university level study in home country. They should also satisfy the following English language requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 525 on the paper test or 70 on the Internet-based test
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic score of 48
  • ELS Language Centers, pass of Level 112
  • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English), pass
  • Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), pass
  • Cambridge International "O" Levels, pass
  • English proficiency demonstration is waived for any applicant who has a previous degree at an accredited U.S. institution

Priority Application Dates – Fall: May 1; Spring: October 1; Summer: March 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.