Extension Education - Certificate

A Certificate in Extension Education is an innovative program that prepares students with the unique knowledge and skills required to apply Extension education theory and put into practice these theories at any level in an organization. Students will gain a substantive foundation of Extension education theory, with the instructional focus on community situations and how to apply theories to all community situations. This program is also approved for delivery via asynchronous distance education technology. Students are required to complete five courses (14 credit hours) to earn the certificate.

The program includes a capstone experience to solidify skills and enhance the graduate experience.  The Capstone Experience will be tailored to individual student needs in consultation with the committee chair, graduate committee, and certificate committee.  Examples of appropriate activities include, but are not limited to the development of an educational program to address a critical issue or need within Extension, development of a new innovation or strategic initiative for Extension, or any other effort that would enhance the student experience while being important to Extension.

Students may complete this certificate as part of a degree program, as a certificate option only (non-degree status), or as continuing education. No continuing education unit credits will be awarded. When completed as part of a degree program or as a certificate option only (non-degree status), the certificate completion will appear on the transcript.

For more information to obtain the Extension Education Certificate, please contact the graduate coordinator by email, by phone 979-862-7180, or visit the ALEC Certificate webpage.

ALEC 610Principles of Adult Education3
ALEC 623Survey of Evaluation Strategies for Agriculture 13
or ALEC 625   or Program Evaluation and Organizational Accountability 
ALEC 631Development and Planning of Community Education Programs3
ALEC 685Directed Studies 21-4
Select one of the following:3
Experiential Learning
Leadership of Volunteers
Learning Organizations
Survey of Evaluation Strategies for Agriculture 1
Program Evaluation and Organizational Accountability 1
Guidance and Counseling for Rural Youth
Methods of Technological Change
Total Semester Credit Hours14