Agricultural Science Teacher - Secondary

Agriculture science teachers educate students about agriculture, food and natural resources. Through these subjects, agriculture science teachers educate students on a wide variety of skills, including science, math, communications, leadership, management and technology. In addition, many advise an FFA chapter.

What Responsibilities Will I Have?

  • Educate students about agriculture, food and natural resources to improve agricultural literacy
  • Conduct an instructional program that educates students about career pathways in agriculture
  • Enhance youth leadership and FFA as an integral part of instruction
  • Initiate, facilitate and moderate classroom discussions
  • Supervise and maintain the school laboratory used for students’ supervised agricultural experiences
  • Supervise and coach competitive career development event and leadership development event teams
  • Oversee supervised agricultural experience programs
  • Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a global economy
  • Prepare teaching plans, demonstration plans and teaching materials for all classes
  • Assess student achievement through formal and informal testing
  • Plan and conduct an organized program of instruction and/or community involvement with the community. This may include, but is not limited to alumni, young farmers and booster clubs.
  • Prepare and submit FFA rosters, entries, registrations, etc. promptly and keep accurate files of all records and reports
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents and community members
  • Attend area, state and national training meetings

Recommended High School Courses:

  • agricultural education
  • science
  • mathematics

Education/Training Required:

A bachelor’s degree in agricultural education or another agriculture-related field when coupled with appropriate state teaching license is needed.


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