AGED - Agricultural Education

James J. Connors, Dept. Chair, Dept. of Agricultural and Extension Education (875 Perimeter Drive MS 2040; 1210 West 6th, 83844-2040; phone 208/885-6358; ljconnors@uidaho.edu; aee.ag.uidaho.edu).


AGED 140 Introduction to Organizational and Personal Leadership Development

AgEd 140 Introduction to Organizational and Personal Leadership Development (1 cr)

This course is designed to introduce the student to important concepts in organizational and personal leadership development. Topics will include organizational leadership, citizenship, and cooperation, personal development, employee/employer relations, and group and individual interpersonal communications skills.

AGED 158 Introduction to Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs

AgEd 158 Introduction to Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs (1 cr)

This course is designed to introduce the student to important concepts in conducting and organizing supervised agricultural experience projects related to secondary agricultural education classroom and local FFA chapter. Topics will include project planning, goal setting, budgeting, record keeping, basic technical writing, project/program evaluation, employability skills, citizenship, employee/employer relations, and group and individual interpersonal communication skills. (Spring only)

AGED 159 Introduction to the FFA Organization

AgEd 159 Introduction to the FFA Organization (1-2 cr)

This course is designed to introduce the student to important concepts in conducting, organizing, and competing in activities inherent in the Idaho and National FFA Organizations as an outgrowth of the secondary agricultural education classroom instruction and coupled with a successful supervised agricultural experience program. Topics will include parliamentary procedure, FFA History and activities, public speaking and communications, project planning, goal setting, budgeting, record keeping, basic technical writing, project/program evaluation, employability skills, citizenship, employee/employer relations, and group and individual interpersonal communication skills. (Spring only)

AGED 160 Survey of the Expectations and Responsibilities of Teaching High School Agriculture

AgEd 160 Survey of the Expectations and Responsibilities of Teaching High School Agriculture (1 cr, max 2)

This course is designed for high school students interested in pursuing a career in agricultural education and will serve as a bridge class between high school and collegiate level teacher education courses. The course will include an exploration of the professional qualities and expectations of the teacher/educator. Roles, responsibilities and challenges in the field of education, leadership, and communication will be examined.

AGED 180 Introduction to Agricultural Education

AgEd 180 Introduction to Agricultural Education (1 cr)

Overview of the goals, mission, and purpose agricultural education programs in High Schools. Course content will include topics related to career opportunities in Agricultural Education, key issues facing agricultural education programs in high schools at the local, state, and national levels; the importance of agricultural education to society; and the role of the agricultural educator in schools and communities. (Fall only)

AGED 181 Introduction to Extension Education

AgEd 181 Introduction to Extension Education (1 cr)

Overview of goals, mission and purpose of Cooperative Extension System. Career opportunities in the Extension System; role of Cooperative Extension faculty; basic principles and practices of the Cooperative Extension System including related legislation. (alt/yrs)

AGED 200 Seminar

AgEd 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Prereq: Permission.

AGED 204 Special Topics

AGED 252 Developing Community and Collegiate Organizations

AgEd 252 Developing Community and Collegiate Organizations Assisting community, collegiate, or social organization members, officers, or committee chairs to better serve the organization and to acquire practical organizational and management skills that will help them throughout their academic and professional careers. Basic knowledge and skills related to parliamentary procedure and the orderly conduct of meetings will also be covered. (Alt/odd yrs)

AGED 258 Experiential Learning and SAE Programs

AgEd 258 Experiential Learning and SAE Programs (1 cr)

This course addresses the role of experiential learning in Agricultural Education programs. A sound understanding and application of these programs is essential to the success of the local program. The emphasis of the course will be to provide students with supervised experience in agriculture. Record keeping skills will be developed to assist the student in planning, decision-making, and reporting.

AGED 299 Directed Study

AgEd 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

AGED 351 Principles and Philosophies of Career and Technical Education

AgEd 351 Principles and Philosophies of Career and Technical Education (3 cr)

Overview and interpretation of history, aims, and purposes of public education and career and technical education, issues and programs comprising education in Idaho and the U.S.

AGED 358 Supervising FFA and SAE Programs

AgEd 358 Supervising FFA and SAE Programs (3 cr)

Role of secondary agriculture instructors in supervising FFA and Supervised Agricultural Experience programs. One lecture and one 2-hr lab a week. (Fall only)

Prereq: Agricultural Education major, and Permission

Prereq or Coreq: AgEd 180

AGED 359 Developing 4-H Youth Programs

AgEd 359 Developing 4-H Youth Programs (2 cr)

Planning, development, and leadership principles of 4-H/youth program; role of 4-H/youth educator and volunteer leader. Web-based course.

AGED 398 Internship

AGED 400 Seminar

AgEd 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

AGED 403 Workshop

AGED 404 Special Topics

AgEd 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

AGED 405 Professional Development

AGED 406 Exploring International Agriculture

AgEd 406 Exploring International Agriculture (3 cr)

Gen Ed: International

General overview of agriculture around the world and the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of agriculture in a country or region of student's choice. (Spring only)

Prereq: Junior or Senior standing; and AgEd 180, ASM 112, or Soil 205; or Permission

AGED 407 Global Agricultural & Life Sciences Systems

AgEd 407 Global Agricultural & Life Sciences Systems (3 cr, max 9)

This course will introduce students to the history, culture, economy and agricultural systems of a selected foreign country emphasized through a planned short-term international field experience. Through study and travel to the select country, students will be exposed to the history of the country, important cultural sites, production agriculture field operations, agricultural business enterprises, and international agricultural markets. Students will participate in educational and pre-trip informational sessions along with post-trip debriefing, class discussions, completing reports and developing presentations for other CALS classes and clubs about their experience.

AGED 447 Adult Education in Agriculture

AgEd 447 Adult Education in Agriculture

Opportunity to study some of the basic problems and values in working with adult groups. Attention given to problem of fitting adult educational programming into public school programs and other educational programs as well as to methods of teaching adults. Credit earned in AGED 547 by completing an in-depth project. (Spring, alt/yrs)

AGED 448 Foundations of Extension Education

AgEd J448/J548 Foundations of Extension Education (2 cr)

Philosophy and principles, social and economic significance of extension education in agricultural and life sciences and the examination of behavioral science concepts in organization, development, and management of extension programs. Credit earned in AgEd 548 by completion of in-depth paper or project on some aspect of extension programming. (Fall, alt/yrs)

AGED 450 Developing Leaders

AgEd J450/J550 Developing Leaders (2 cr)

An action-oriented, participatory examination of aspects of 'leadership.' Designed to stir students' excitement about becoming leaders in school, home, and community; help students develop enthusiasm and interest in focusing on their vision for the future; individual and group activities allow students to identify their leadership philosophy, enhance their strengths, and improve on their weaknesses. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. (Alt/yrs, Spring only)

AGED 451 Communicating in Agriculture

AgEd 451 Communicating in Agriculture (3 cr)

Principles and practices of disseminating knowledge and information related to agricultural sciences, environment, and natural resources to clients and the general public; communications concepts, technology, and presentation skills that will help agricultural and natural resource professionals communicate effectively within their chosen profession. (Alt/yrs, spring only)

AGED 452 Methods of Teaching Agriculture

AgEd 452 Methods of Teaching Agriculture (4 cr)

Procedures of identifying and selecting instructional methods and materials, planning, and student evaluation criteria to effectively teach agriculture. (Fall only)

Prereq: AgEd 180, Agricultural Education major, and Permission

Prereq or Coreq: AgEd 358

AGED 453 Program Planning and Evaluation in Secondary Agricultural Education

AgEd 453 Program Planning and Evaluation in Secondary Agricultural Education (3 cr)

Planning, organizing, and implementing secondary programs in agriculture. This course is to be taken during the student teaching semester. (Spring only)

Prereq: AgEd 452, Agricultural Education major, and Permission

AGED 454 Facilities Organization and Management

AgEd 454 Facilities Organization and Management (2 cr)

Applications of efficient planning, organizing, and teaching skills reqd in management of lab and shop facilities.

Prereq: AgEd 180, Agricultural Education major, and Permission

Prereq or Coreq: AgEd 358

AGED 460 Practicum: Secondary School Teaching in Agriculture

AgEd 460 Practicum: Secondary School Teaching in Agriculture (10 cr)

Fifteen (15) wks of practical experience student teaching in secondary agriculture program. (Spring only)

Prereq:Admission to the Teacher Education Program, and perm of dept

AGED 461 Student Teaching Portfolio

AgEd 461 Student Teaching Portfolio (2 cr)

Summary of the 15-week practicum experience; a notebook portfolio to include unit lesson plans, daily teaching plans, video example of teaching, report of early field experience, daily journal, summary of 10 positive and 10 challenging teaching experiences, supervisory assessments of teaching by cooperating instructor and university supervisor, and cooperating teacher's final evaluation. (Spring only)

AGED 470 Proseminar in Agricultural Education

AgEd 470 Proseminar in Agricultural Education (1 cr)

Professional issues in agricultural education. Fall semester includes additional 8-hour Saturday session for CPR and first aid training.

Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education Program, or Permission of department

AGED 471 Senior Capstone in Agricultural Education

AgEd 471 Senior Capstone in Agricultural Education (1 cr)

Gen Ed: Senior Experience

This course serves as the senior capstone course for the Bachelors of Science degree in Agricultural Education. The course meetings will include a meeting during the Idaho FFA State Leadership Conference in April, a final presentation, and a senior capstone debriefing meeting at the end of the student-teaching field-experience.

Prereq: AgEd 470

Coreq: AgEd 460 and AgEd 461

AGED 498 Internship

AgEd 498 (s) Internship (1-10 cr, max 10)

Gen Ed: Senior Experience

Formalized learning experience in an actual work setting. Students work in an agriculturally related organization or agency and commit to a minimum of 40 hours of supervised work per semester credit. Requires completion of a formal proposal.

Prereq: Junior or Senior standing; GPA of 2.75 and Permission

AGED 499 Directed Study

AgEd 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

AGED 500 Master's Res & Thesis

AgEd 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)

AGED 501 Seminar

AgEd 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

AGED 502 Directed Study

AgEd 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

AGED 503 Workshop

AgEd 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

AGED 504 Special Topics

AgEd 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

AGED 505 Professional Development

AGED 547 Adult Education in Agriculture

AgEd 547 Adult Education in Agriculture

See AgEd J447/J547.

AGED 548 Foundations of Extension Education

AgEd 548 Foundations of Extension Education (2 cr)

See AgEd J448/J548.

AGED 550 Developing Leaders

AgEd 550 Developing Leaders (2 cr)

See AgEd J450/J550.

AGED 560 Beginning Teacher Induction in Agricultural Education I

AgEd 560 Beginning Teacher Induction in Agricultural Education I (1 cr, max 2)

This course is designed to develop an understanding and application of teaching agriculture using the three-circle model. The course is taught using on-site clinical supervision, technical assistance, leadership, follow-up and support to beginning teachers of secondary agricultural education program. (Fall only)

AGED 561 Beginning Teacher Induction in Agricultural Education II

AgEd 561 Beginning Teacher Induction in Agricultural Education II (1 cr)

This course is designed to develop an understanding and application of teaching agriculture using the three-circle model. The course is taught using on-site clinical supervision, technical assistance, leadership, follow-up and support to beginning teachers of secondary agricultural education program. (Spring only)

AGED 562 Instructional Methods in Agricultural Education

AgEd 562 Instructional Methods in Agricultural Education (3 cr)

Innovations and advanced principles in teaching methods and materials.

AGED 563 History and Philosophy of Agricultural and Extension Education

AgEd 563 History and Philosophy of Agricultural and Extension Education (3 cr)

This course will review the development and growth of land-grant universities, agricultural experiment stations, the cooperative extension system, secondary and post-secondary agricultural programs, and the 4-H and FFA youth development organizations. Participants will conduct historical research and prepare a historical research manuscript for publication.

AGED 564 Curriculum Development in Agricultural Education

AgEd 564 Curriculum Development in Agricultural Education (3 cr)

Design and development of data based curriculum and curriculum evaluation procedures in agricultural and extension education. Critique of curriculum development models, contemporary trends and issues, curriculum resources and accountability tools. Analysis of the use of national and state standards as well as local community needs in curriculum development

AGED 565 Program Planning and Evaluation in Agricultural Education

AgEd 565 Program Planning and Evaluation in Agricultural Education (3 cr)

This course is designed to develop an understanding of Program Planning and Evaluation relevant to secondary agricultural education. Theories of program planning, evaluation principles, models, and procedures used in developing and analyzing agricultural education programs, conducting needs assessments, and the marketing of outcomes to major stake-holders

AGED 566 Advanced Philosophies of Teaching & Learning in Agricultural Education

AgEd 566 Advanced Philosophies of Teaching & Learning in Agricultural Education (3 cr)

Foundations and theories of teaching and learning with emphasis on applications in the secondary agricultural education classroom. Emphasis will be placed upon behavioral, social cognitive, cognitive, information processing, brain-based, constructivist, developmental, motivational, and transformational theories as they apply in contemporary agricultural education settings. Advanced teaching methods and pedagogies based on researched best-practices.

AGED 598 Internship

AgEd 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)

AGED 599 Non-thesis Master's Research

AgEd 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)

Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.

Prereq: Permission