Graduate Students

Graduate Studies Handbook

The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Agricultural Education, Technology & Innovation (AETI) Graduate Program is designed to equip future agricultural educators, communicators, and leaders with the pertinent knowledge, skills, and opportunities to excel in formal and non-formal educational settings. A Master’s degree in this field will also ready students who plan to pursue higher education as their future career.

To apply to our graduate program click here

Please see the Graduate Studies Handbook and the bottom of this page for more detailed information

Admissions will require a complete application. A complete application consists of:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Letters of recommendation (must come from outside AETI Department)
  • GRE scores and percentile
  • Official transcripts

Other Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum score of 550 (paper-based); 79 (internet-based) for TOEFL standardized test
  • Minimum score of 7 on IELTS standardized test

Students have the opportunity to explore a variety of career opportunities in agriculture and the life sciences, as well as formal and non-formal educational settings. The field of Agricultural Education prepares students to teach in secondary agriculture classrooms, serve as extension educators, and work in agricultural business. A Master's degree in Agricultural Education will also prepare students who wish to pursue higher education as a career. Please note: Applicants to the M.S. in Agricultural Education - Research emphasis are required to submit current GRE scores.

The department offers two different graduate programs:

Master of Science (M.S.) offered in two ways:

Master of Agricultural Education (M.A.E.) offered in three ways:

Graduate Certificates - complete 12 units to earn the certificate:

  • Agricultural Leadership
  • Adult Teaching
  • Career Technical Education Administrator
    • Required Courses
      • AED505A (3 credits) Principles of Career and Technical Education
      • CTE 500 (2 credits) Principles & Philosophy of Career and Technical Education
      • AED 601 (3 credits) Philosophy and Practices of Instructional Methods
      • CTE 510 (2 credits) Curriculum Development in Career and Technical Education
      • CTE 520  (2 credits) Classroom Instructional Development for Career and Technical Education
      • EDL565 (3 credits) School Finance

Other Resources

For all inquires, please email Dr. Amber Rice at amrice@email.arizona.edu

The graduate degree in Agricultural Education-Professional Agriculture Emphasis (MS) is available, fully online. 

The Graduate Certificate, Career and Technical Education Administrator (CTE) is also available, fully online.  NOTE: The Career and Technical Education Administrator Certificate is tailored for, but not limited to, students working in Agricultural Education or working with an Agricultural Education focus in their career.

Application for Teaching or Research Assistantships 2020-2021

*The TA application for the 2020-2021 school year has closed*

Application for Teaching or Research Assistantships 2020-2021

Please submit application via email in a PDF format to Dr. Amber Rice, amrice@email.arizona.edu