This additional licensure program is for teachers who hold a current Minnesota teaching license, and want to add an agricultural education license for grades 5-12.

After acceptance into the program, teachers will receive a customized contract that specifies your requirements to be recommended for licensure. Some requirements can be fulfilled by previous academic work or teaching experience.

Click here to see the Additional Licensure program requirements. 

Course Requirements

The Minnesota Board of Teaching requires the following courses:

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (AFNR) [39 credits]
Agricultural Science (4)
Animal Science (7)
Applied Economics & Agribusiness (6)
Food Science (3)
Natural Resources (3)
Plant Science (6)
Soil Science (4)
Technology (Ag Mechanics) (6)

General Psychology [3 credits]

Agricultural Education [22 credits]
AFEE 5111W - Agricultural Education: Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education (4)
AFEE 5112 - Agricultural Education Program Organization & Curriculum (3)
AFEE 5114 - Agricultural Education Teaching Seminar (1)
AFEE 5116 - Coordination of SAE Programs (2)
AFEE 5118 - Managing & Advising the FFA (2)
AFEE 5697 – Teaching Internship: School & Classroom (2)
AFEE 5698 – Teaching Internship (8)

CI 5452 – Reading in the Content Areas (2) online
OLPD 5009 – Human Relations (1)
PUBH 6003 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Teacher Educators (1) online

Other Licensure Requirements

Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE)
Basic Skills: Reading, Writing, Mathematics
Agricultural Education (Grades 5-12)
Pedagogy: Secondary (Grades 5-12)

Teacher Coordinator of Work-Based Learning

This additional licensure can be added concurrently with the Agricultural Education additional licensure.

Course Requirements

AFEE 1002 – Principles of Career Planning for Agricultural Professionals (1)
AFEE 2096 – Professional Practicum in Agricultural Education: Early Experience (1)


Click here for online application and instructions.


Dr. Amy Smith
Director of Graduate Studies
146C Ruttan Hall