Graduate Degree - Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education - Master of Arts

Program:
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education - Master of Arts
Program Code:
AGFOODE_MA Agriculture, Food & Nat Res Ed
Program Level:
GRAD
Award Type:
Agriculture, Food & Nat Res Ed
College:
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Community Sustainability
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.


College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Community Sustainability

Graduate Study
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education - Master of Arts

The Master of Arts in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education is designed for persons who seek to acquire advanced professional knowledge related to agriculture, food and natural resources in educational settings. This master’s program consists of practice-centered inquiry in professional, interdisciplinary, and foundational studies of agriculture, food and natural resources, and inquiry in educational settings. This program is designed for certified teachers and other educators who wish to continue their professional studies in agriculture, food and natural resources education.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Admission

Applications for admission to the master's program are reviewed by faculty who look for evidence of appropriate preparation for advanced interdisciplinary and professional study at the master's level and the likelihood of academic success, as indicated by an applicant's prior educational record, work experience, statement of professional goals, and letters of recommendation. Collateral courses may be required to overcome deficiencies in addition to the requirements for the master’s degree. Collateral course work will not count towards the master’s degree.

Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education

A minimum of 30 credits is required for the degree under Plan B (without thesis). The student’s program of study must be developed in cooperation with and approved by the student’s guidance committee and must include the requirements specified below.
 
1. All of the following core courses (12 credits):
CSUS 860 Youth Leadership: Theory and Practice 3
CSUS 861 Educational Theory and Application of Experiential Learning in AFNR 3
CSUS 863 Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education Laboratory Instruction: Theory and Practice 3
CSUS 898 Master’s Professional Project 3
2. Complete 18 credits from the following:
CSUS 430 Non-Profit Organizational Management for Community Sustainability 3
CSUS 433 Grant Writing and Fund Development (W) 3
CSUS 445 Community-Based Environmental and Sustainability Education 3
CSUS 817 Instructional Design and Assessment in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Education 3
CSUS 818 Theory and Practice of Program Planning in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Education 3
CSUS 819 Instructional Theory and Practice in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Education 3
CSUS 833 Program Evaluation in Agriculture and Natural Resources 3
CSUS 864 Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Educator Induction 3
TE 807 Professional Development and Inquiry 3
TE 818 Curriculum in its Social Context 3
TE 823 Learning Communities and Equity 3
TE 825 Diverse Learners and Learning Subjects Matter 3
TE 831 Teaching School Subject Matter with Technology 3
TE 843 Secondary Reading Assessment and Instruction 3
TE 861A Teaching Science for Understanding 3
3. Completion and defense of a paper based on the master’s professional project. 3