Teach Ag Nebraska
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Teach Agriculture in Nebraska.
To learn more about this exciting career, check out the Teach Ag (TAG) site. View videos, testimonials, and explore other colleges that prepare agriculture teachers.
By the way, some new teachers may qualify for one of many college loan forgiveness programs. Learn more about these programs here.
Oh, and, go talk to your Ag teacher!
How do I get started?
Many routes lead to an amazing career as an agricultural educator!
Two schools in Nebraska prepare students to be agricultural teachers, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (UNL – ALEC) and Concordia University of Nebraska (CUNE).
For over 100 years, UNL has prepared agriculture teachers in Nebraska. The major in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication with the Agricultural Education option is designed to prepare students with the necessary communication and interpersonal skills, leadership training, and knowledge of technical agriculture to be a teacher of agricultural education at the secondary or post-secondary level. The major also prepares students for work in agricultural extension, positions in foreign service, and agricultural educators in business and industry. Agricultural education majors are provided with many opportunities for career awareness and exploration outside the classroom.
A degree in agricultural education from Concordia University, Nebraska will prepare you with the teaching and leadership skills, technical agricultural knowledge and broad general education you need to be a successful middle, high school or community agricultural program agriculture teacher. The agricultural education major at Concordia University, Nebraska combines general studies, teacher preparation and a broad background in the full ag industry: agribusiness, animal science, food science and plant science.
What if I don’t want to start with a four-year program?
There are MULTIPLE pathways to becoming an Ag teacher in Nebraska that can minimize your time in Lincoln. Teachers can get their start from any corner of the state with transfer programs to UNL. Most students who transfer to UNL typically only have courses on “small town East Campus” that focus on teaching and agriculture. Transfer programs include:
- Chadron State College
- Central Community College
- NCTA: Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
- Northeast Community College
- Southeast Community College
- Wayne State College (with coursework from Northeast Community College)
In essence, you can get your start anywhere! Learn about 2+2 and 1+2+1 transfer options here. Learn more here: 2 + 2 transfer program and check out the Nebraska Pathway Guide to find your path!