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The Agricultural Education Program offers a Master of Arts (MA) degree that qualifies the individual for initial teacher certification in the areas of agricultural and natural resources education. Recent undergraduate students or career changers in the areas of agriculture and natural resources or in various technology fields are likely candidates for this degree program.
The pragmatic, hands-on program provides pedagogical skills and uses an investigative, scientific, design-and-construct, and problem solving approach to teaching. The curriculum is designed to allow students to teach in both the classroom and laboratory setting.
Requirements for Admission
In addition to the general graduate admission requirements of the University, all applicants are required to have satisfactorily completed an approved undergraduate baccalaureate program of study and may not be certified or employed as a teacher. For students lacking appropriate preparatory course work, additional courses applicable to certain areas of study may be required prior to admission, or students may be admitted with the provision that certain content courses be completed concurrent with the courses in the degree program. On a 4.0 system, applicants must have a general undergraduate academic index of 2.5 and a minimum 2.75 index in their major field of study. Applicants must have a combined score of at least 1050 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE. Students for whom English is not their first language must attain a minimum score of 600/250/100 on the paper based/computer based/IBET TOEFL examination. All students must provide three letters of recommendation from individuals able to assess the applicant's academic potential. The deadline for application is April 2 of each year. Admission to graduate programs at the University of Delaware is selective and competitive based on the number of well-qualified applicants and the limits of available faculty and facilities. Those who meet stated minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission, nor are those who fail to meet those requirements necessarily precluded from admission if they offer other appropriate strengths.
Requirements for the MA Degree
Students are required to complete a minimum of 33 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of professional education courses, 9 credit hours of an Internship in Teaching, and a three credit Student Teaching Seminar, which is the final requirement for the degree. The Internship in Teaching is a placement in a middle and/or secondary school and, with the degree, prepares a student for initial certification in Agricultural and Natural Resources Education. To be awarded the degree, students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all graduate course work taken and a minimum grade of B in AGED 600 (Internship in Teaching).
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