The eleventh annual National Teach Ag Day celebration will take place on Thursday, September 16, 2021. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school-based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities. To learn more, visit the National Teach Ag Website.
Agricultural education teaches students about agriculture, food, and natural resources. Through these subjects, agricultural educators teach students a wide variety of skills, including science, math, communications, leadership, management, and technology.
Agricultural education is delivered through three interconnected components:
Many high school agriculture programs use FFA to enhance the leadership and experiential learning portions of their program. To learn more about FFA and its influence on agricultural education, visit www.ffa.org.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires the following to become certified to teach agriculture education in PA:
Where ever you are in your journey to become an Ag Teacher, the National Association of Agricultural Educators website has great resources and information to help you along the way.
High School Student
Current College Student
Thomas Gabel shares his journey to becoming an Agricultural Education Teacher in his blog Growing with Gabel.
PAAE advocates for agricultural education, provide professional development for agricultural educators and work to recruit and retain agricultural educators in the profession. They offer a variety of programs and services to support this three-pronged mission. Please visit the "PAAE" tab for more information.