UGA Specific Information for Agricultural Education

This program prepares students for teaching positions in secondary school agriculture programs and related professional jobs in agriculture. Students majoring in Agricultural Education develop a broad background in the agricultural sciences and are qualified for certification by the State Department of Education as teachers of agriculture. The Agricultural Education program is a major component of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to the opportunities for teaching agriculture, graduates of this program are employed in the Cooperative Extension Service and in many other leadership positions in the fields of agriculture and education. Such positions capitalize on the technical and professional skills of these graduates for application in various selling, promotional, administrative, research, and educational leadership projects. 



Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Agricultural Education*

** Includes Self-Employed

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How to Pursue Additional Careers in Education:

Seeking jobs outside of teaching and/or education? Additional career opportunities with an Education degree are out there! First, you need to consider a few things:

  1. What are your interests?
  2. What skills and abilities have you been using in your current job?
  3. Who is in your network? 

What are Your Interests?:

Several Interest inventories exist that can help you clearly assess your interests. The Career Center offers the Strong Interest Inventory, TypeFocus, and Focus 2, which can be used for this purpose. For additional information on these assessments, visit here.

In addition, the O-Net can be used to informally assess interests and match interests with careers.

What are Your Skills and Abilities?:

In your previous or current jobs or experiences, you have utilized and/or mastered skills that you’ve enjoyed. Consider your involvement in a campus or community organization. Did you enjoy using interpersonal skills, public speaking, organizational skills, or event planning? Using the list below of typical skills used in education, highlight those that apply to you.

  • Instructing/Training  
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Adaptable/Flexible
  • Use of technology
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Time Management
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information/Research
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Communication skills
  • Collaboration
  • Patience

Who is in YOUR Network?:

Do you know family or friends who are in a career that you find interesting or exciting? Set up an informal informational interview with him or her and find out about the ins and outs of the job. Is it possible for you to shadow him or her for a day/week? Remember, it’s impossible for someone to help you if you’re not asking for help. 

What are other UGA Education Graduates doing?

Get inspired! Seek out other UGA Education graduates who have made a career move. LinkedIn is a great way to explore additional careers. Join the University of Georgia Alumni Association Group on LinkedIn to connect with members.

Additional Careers:

  • Education Administration
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Sales Executive
  • Marketing Manager
  • Academic Advisor
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Education Policy Advisor
  • Distance Education & Instructional Designer
  • eLearning Developer
  • Education/Outreach Coordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Educational Research Associate
  • Camp Director

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Tip: Join LinkedIn groups that are related to your career interest. Need help finding groups? Check out the Groups You May Like link under the Interests/Groups tab. Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined and consider joining them as well


The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Barrow County School System Agriculture Education Teacher
Bulloch County School District Teacher
Burke County School District High School Ag Teacher
Carroll County School District Agriculture Education Teacher
Chattooga County School District Agriculture Education Teacher
Effingham County School District Career Awareness Teacher
Elements Wilderness Therapy Guide
Forsyth County Schools Teacher
Henry County School District Agriculture Education Teacher
Jones County School District Agriculture Education Teacher
Peach County Schools Agriculture Education Teacher
Stephens County School District Agriculture Education Teacher
Union County School District Agriculture Education Teacher
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H Educator
Wayne County School District Agriculture Education Teacher
Wheeler County Schools Agriculture Education Teacher
Wilkes County School District Agriculture Education Teacher
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY UGA Agricultural Education - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**

Graduate School Program(s)
University of Florida Agricultural Education and Communication, Degree Not Specified
* denotes no responses received.