48 months
15662 USD/year
13426 USD/year
8950 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Agricultural Education major prepares candidates to teach at the middle, secondary, post-secondary and adult levels in agricultural education programs. North Dakota State University is designated by the State Board of Career and Technical Education as the recognized institution for preparing teachers of agricultural education.


Agricultural education teacher candidates begin their preparatory work in the pre-agricultural education program offered through the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources.

The Program

The Agricultural Education program at North Dakota State University is designed to combine general studies, preparation for effective teaching, and a broad background in the various disciplines in agriculture. Those preparing to become teachers of agriculture are expected to possess a broad general education necessary for them to function as citizens and educators in our dynamic society. Courses in natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, English, communication and speech will help provide a general education and the skills needed for more advanced courses in agriculture and other areas. Courses in agricultural economics, agricultural systems management, animal and range science, plant sciences, horticulture and soil science provide the necessary background in agriculture. Electives also are available in entomology, veterinary science, plant pathology and cereal science. Skills in organizing, planning, communicating and teaching are developed by taking courses in psychology, sociology, education and a series of other courses in various aspects of agricultural education.

Career Opportunities

For several years, there have been favorable employment opportunities for those prepared to teach agricultural education. Most agricultural education teachers in North Dakota are on extended contracts and receive stipends for serving as an FFA advisor. Other graduates seek employment in Cooperative Extension, farming, agricultural finance, agribusiness, and government agencies in agriculture, or continue their studies at the graduate level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Agricultural Management
  • Fabrication & Construction Technology
  • Welding Technology
  • Teaching
  • Educational Psychology
  • Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


130 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission, all applicants should have an educational background in the core curriculum of laboratory science, mathematics, social science, and English
  • A secondary or high school grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale) or the equivalent in core subjects is recommended
  • The application for admission. A nonrefundable application fee will be collected through your online application upon submission
  • Request that official transcripts be sent directly from your institution to NDSU. If records are not in English, be sure to include a certified English translation
  • Your English test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7831 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    13426 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6713 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4475 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Fargo

870 - 1260 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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