Agricultural Education – Online Minor

Start your journey toward a career teaching agriculture

To take your first step toward a career educating your community on agriculture, earn a minor in agricultural education online with Oregon State University. This program will lay the foundation you need to teach both in formal and non-formal settings.

You’ll learn from faculty in Oregon State’s renowned College of Agricultural Sciences, gaining knowledge about teaching methods, leadership and communication as you prepare for graduate school and a rewarding career.

A clear pathway to an agricultural education master’s degree

If you’re an Oregon State undergraduate student, this minor enables you to fulfill the prerequisites needed to apply to OSU’s on-campus Master of Science in Agricultural Education program.

All of the minor’s required core courses and many of its electives are prerequisites for the master’s program, creating a smooth path to graduate school with transcript-visible courses on your way to working in the broad field of agricultural education.


Through a series of engaging online courses, learn to analyze historical and current trends in formal and non-formal agricultural education, and apply non-technical career skills that are specifically related to communication and leadership.

Curriculum details and requirements for the 27- to 28-credit agricultural education minor are available on Oregon State’s academic catalog.

Sample course topics

  • Early field experience
  • Communicating global agriculture and natural resource issues
  • Learning across the lifespan
  • Leadership through conversations
  • Farm implements
  • Ag safety and health
  • Classroom management
  • Forest as classroom

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • OSU Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.