- Begin the graduate program one summer and be fully eligible for graduation, initial certification, and a teaching position by the following summer. Our intensive, 13-month program (late May through late June of the following year) is approved by and registered with the New York State Education Department.
- Access to graduate assistantships and scholarships to offset the cost of attendance.
- Pursue your studies in small class sizes, which allow for academic, research, and community-based collaborations among faculty and students.
- Participate in field experiences in multiple, diverse sites, including our partnership school in Harlem, NY.
- Complete a teacher inquiry project prior to graduation.
- Benefit from certification reciprocity agreements with more than 30 other states and jurisdictions.
- Be employed, likely prior to graduation. Our graduates teach in rural, urban, and suburban school districts in New York, surrounding states, and around the country (for instance, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, North Carolina, and Virginia).
Master's Degree in Agriculture Education
Our Agriculture Education, M.A.T. is a 36-credit master's degree leading to initial teaching certification in Agriculture Education (for grades K-12).
You will join a cohort of approximately 20-25 students to begin the program in late May and continue through late June of the following year. You will complete core courses in educational theory, curriculum, and instruction. You will also complete discipline-specific courses in Youth Leadership and Organizations, Educational Programs in Agricultural Science, and Advanced Concepts in Agriculture Education.
Hands-on field experiences in varied school and community settings begin from your first summer in the program.
Learn More About the Ithaca College M.A.T. Graduate Education Program
If you would like more information on applying to the M.A.T. in Agricultural Education program or if you would like to be notified when graduate applications open this fall, please complete our graduate interest form.
Dr. Peter Martin
Chair, Graduate Programs in Education