This course provides students an opportunity to understand, observe, and experience the process of developing curriculum and instruction for school-based agricultural education. Through coursework and integrated field experience in a school setting (grades 5-12), students will engage in the development of middle and secondary school agricultural education curricula. Special consideration in planning will be given to identifying regional, state, and community needs as well as student interest and prior knowledge. Students will have the opportunity to determine a programmatic framework, outline a scope and sequence of courses within a school-based agricultural education program, develop course outlines and materials, and create units, sub-units, and daily lessons for a variety of content areas. Additionally, using the integrated program model, curricular and instructional opportunities related to experiential learning (SAE) and leadership development (FFA) will be addressed.