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    Joliet Junior College
  Nov 23, 2017
2017-2018 Catalog

AGRI 110 - Introduction to Agriculture Education

Credit Hours 3
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0
IAI Major Number AG 911
An introduction to agriculture education programs and policies for teaching agricultural education at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Trends and issues affecting agriculture education as well as policies affecting education in general will be explored. Utilizing professional organizations to create a program and provide suggestions for program operation will be discussed. Teacher certification requirements will be covered. Students will learn to create a meaningful lesson plan as well as a hands-on lab component. Traditional and non-traditional teaching options will be covered. Agricultural education history, program components, methods of teaching, teacher characteristics, community relationships, educational change and innovation, and trends and developments in agricultural education will be discussed. A general study of the nature of agricultural education, its opportunities, and responsibilities will be explored. Students will visit and survey several high school agriculture programs.