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  • Extension Education

    This minor supplements the extension education major and prepares students for careers in the cooperative extension service. The minor offers coursework in nonformal and formal educational methods, adult education, leadership, youth programs, and communication methods along with field experience.

    With advisor approval, all undergraduates in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are eligible for this minor. Students in other colleges can also enroll with approval of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication.

    Required Courses

    Courses Credits
    AEC 3209 Instructional and Event Planning in Agricultural and Life Sciences or
    AEC 4200 Teaching Methods in Agricultural Education or
    AEC 4506 Nonformal Teaching Methods and Delivery Strategies
    AEC 3313 Development and Role of Extension Education 3
    AEC 4500 Program Development and Evaluation or
    FYC 4622 Planning and Evaluating Family, Youth and Community Science Programs

    Electives: Choose Two

    Courses Credits
    ​AEC 3065 Issues in Agricultural and Life Sciences ​3
    AEC 3073 Intercultural Communication 3
    AEC 3413 Working with People: Interpersonal Leadership Skills 3
    AEC 3414 Leadership Development 3
    AEC 4031 The Communication Process in Agricultural and Life Sciences 3
    AEC 4052 Communication Campaign Strategies in Agricultural and Life Sciences 3
    ​AEC 4417 Leadership for Personal and Organizational Change ​3
    AEC 4434 Communication and Leadership in Groups and Teams 3
    AEC 4944 Cooperative Extension Internship
    Only three credits count toward the minor
    ​FYC 4408 Organizational Leadership for Nonprofits ​3
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minors: extension-education