Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chico State introduces online master's in ag

From Chico State's College of Agriculture:
The California State University, Chico, College of Agriculture is now accepting applicants to its new online Master of Science in Agriculture Education. The program is designed for credentialed agriculture teachers and allows those with a baccalaureate to take graduate-level courses from universities across the nation to earn a Masters in Agriculture Education.

CSU, Chico is the first college in the western United States to offer an online MS in agriculture education. The new two-year master’s program is offered in partnership with AG*IDEA, a distance education forum providing students with online courses in specific areas of study. Students can conveniently access courses online that will fulfill their master’s degree through a consortium that includes Texas Tech State University, Oklahoma State University and University of Missouri, among others.

Mollie Aschenbrener, program lead and assistant professor of agriculture education, knows first-hand how important and difficult it is for working ag teachers to receive a master’s in agriculture education. Before coming to CSU, Chico she taught high school ag for 11 years. “This is a great opportunity for agriculture instructors who are busy with their students year-round and don’t have time to accomplish their goal of receiving a master’s,” said Aschenbrener. “The online curriculum will allow them to earn their degree from home at their own pace.”

Applicants can apply online at www.csumentor.edu between now and April 2, 2012 for the 2012-2013 academic year. Applicants will be informed of acceptance in early May, and courses start in June.

For more information about the master’s in agriculture education, Aschenbrener can be reached at 530-898-4568 or by e-mail at maschenbrener@csuchico.edu.

No comments:

Post a Comment