Post-Baccalaureate Ed.M. with Certification in Agricultural Science Education

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Science Education
Associated Degree:
  • Ed.M.
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Masters
Program Type:
  • Certificate
  • Degree


Should you be an agricultural educator? If you love agriculture, enjoy working with plants and animals, and relish the opportunity to teach people about the importance of agriculture, then Agricultural Science Education is the career for you. Click here to learn more about Agricultural Science Education.

The Ed.M. program with (K-12) teacher certification agricultural science education, offered by the GSE and Rutgers’ School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), is designed for individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science or a closely related field and who wish to pursue certification and a master’s degree in education. Certificates are recommended only in conjunction with the completion of the requirements for the Ed.M. degree.

The program has four major goals:

  1. To help students develop a view of agricultural science as a knowledge building enterprise and to be able to describe the practices associated with agricultural sciences.
  2. To help students learn pedagogical content knowledge of agricultural sciences, i.e., content specific teaching methods in this discipline including supervised agricultural education.
  3. To familiarize students with current state and national standards in agricultural science education.
  4. To provide students with the knowledge and skills of integrating technology into agricultural science instruction.

After the master’s degree is awarded, the GSE will make a recommendation to the New Jersey State Department of Education on behalf of the student to receive a CEAS as a teacher.


Applications can be completed online. Applications are due by February 1 for the fall term. Students are admitted only once a year to the post-baccalaureate program.


Program Requirements

In order to earn the master’s degree, individuals must successfully complete the required course sequence, provide proof of satisfaction of the general education requirements and liberal arts credits, and pass the portfolio.

Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.

A complete listing of degree requirements are available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Thomas Leustek.