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.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|ALEC 610||Principles of Adult Education||3|
|ALEC 623||Survey of Evaluation Strategies for Agriculture 1||3|
|or ALEC 625||or Program Evaluation and Organizational Accountability|
|ALEC 631||Development and Planning of Community Education Programs||3|
|ALEC 685||Directed Studies 2||1-4|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Leadership of Volunteers|
|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 Hours||14|
Courses may not count in more than one category.
Only 2 credit hours will apply for ALEC 685.