The agricultural leadership, education and communications program is designed for students wanting to learn more about leadership skills and styles, educational methods for youth and adults, or methods of communication and styles used in agricultural and related fields. The program offers a Masters of Science (M.S.) degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. Students may elect either an online or on-campus option for completing requirements of the Master's degree. The online option consists of a general degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. The on-campus option consists of the agricultural education and agricultural communication options.

 
  
 

The Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications 2018-2019 Handbook
 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR A GRADUATE DEGREE INCLUDE TWO OPTIONS:

 
Online Master of Science Option:
 

Candidates seeking the Master of Science degree online option must successfully complete:

 
  • A total of 30 hours of graduate credit in courses approved by the student's graduate committee.
    • The 30 hours must consist of:
      • 21 hours of graduate credit courses in ALEC
      • 9 hours of electives
  • A final written examination is required.

     
 
On-Campus Master of Science Option:
 
  • A total of 30 hours of graduate credit in courses approved by the student's graduate committee.
    • The 30 hours must consist of:
      • Option 1: Agricultural Teacher Education
        • 15 hours of required courses (listed in handbook)
        • 6 hours of completed student teaching internship
        • 9 hours of electives
        • Thesis or final written exam.
      • Option 2: Agricultural Communications
        • 21 hours of ALEC courses. These 21 hours can consist of on-campus and online courses.
        • 9 hours of electives
        • Thesis, creative component, or final written exam.  
  • Agricultural Education
    • Designed to enhance the careers of those employed or interested in the educational professions of agriculture and the environment. Students will gain valuable knowledge and experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs. Also, if needed, the concentration allows students to complete the requirements of teacher licensure in Tennessee.

  • Agricultural Communications
    • Designed for those pursuing communication careers in areas such as journalism, electronic media, marketing/management, and broadcasting.