Other Program Offerings

In addition to the Master of Science, the Agricultural Education, Communication, and Marketing program offers several other opportunities to students based upon their personal and professional goals. These include: additional licensure, non-degree seeking coursework, and PhD studies in STEM Education. 


Additional Licensure

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  (Google Document)


Click here for online application and instructions.



Individuals who are not in a degree program may take graduate courses as non-degree-seeking students. A bachelor's degree is required. 

Advising is offered on an informal basis for non-degree-seeking students. Advisers are not formally assigned to students who are not enrolled in a degree program. The cost per credit will be higher compared to being in a M.S. program.

Registration information and a helpful FAQ may be obtained from Student Services, 612-625-6501 and online at OneStop.


PhD in STEM Education

The PhD in STEM education is interdisciplinary across STEM fields. Students pursuing this degree will choose an area of emphasis in one of four specializations—science, mathematics, engineering, or agriculture—while simultaneously participating in scholarly work that spans all areas of STEM education. This integrated style of study is one of the first in the nation, and is designed to prepare scholars to conduct thoughtful disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in STEM education in order to assume roles as university faculty members, educational leaders, policymakers, and researchers.

This program emphasizes: 

  • K-12 STEM integration 
  • Teacher preparation and professional development 
  • Equity and social justice 
  • Research on K-12 and higher education teaching and learning


For more information, click here.


If you have any questions regarding any of these programs, contact:

Dr. Amy Smith

Co-Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor & Ag Ed Program Leader

218J Ruttan Hall | 612-624-6590 | [email protected]