Agricultural Education BSA/Agricultural and Environmental Education MAEE(non-thesis)

There are a variety of career and academic opportunities that may result from this degree pathway: 4-H Program Specialist, Agricultural Extension Professional, Agricultural Education Teacher, Alumni Relations Coordinator, Department of Natural Resources Ranger, Education Resource Coordinator, Educational Researcher, Employee Trainer, Employment Interviewer, Environmental Educator, 4-H Camp Director, Forest Technician, Recruiter, Sales Representative, and Young Farmer Advisor.

Admission to Program

B.S.A Agricultural Education students must complete the Double Dawgs Dual Degree Program Pathway Application during the fall semester of their 3rd (junior) year. If accepted, this will qualify them to enroll in graduate-level (6000) courses the spring semester of their 3rd year.

Please note, acceptance into the Double Dawgs program does not guarantee admittance into the M.A.E.E program. Students must apply to the M.A.E.E through the graduate college website and meet all requirements for entry into the M.A.E.E program.

After a student has completed a minimum of 60 hours in the AGED B.S.A. program, they will be able to apply to the dual degree (B.S.A./M.A.E.E.) program. However, this should be no later than the spring semester of their junior year.

Admission requirements include:
1) a minimum GRE score of 140 Quantitative & 150 Verbal OR a min. MAT score of 400
2) a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
3) the successful completion the following courses:
• MATH 1113 Pre-calculus
• CHEM 1211 & CHEM 1211L Freshman Chemistry I and Laboratory I
• BIOL 1107 & BIOL 1107L Principles of Biology I and Laboratory I

If accepted into the program, but unable to continue on as a full time MAEE student in the 5th and final year, students are unable to count the 12 credit hours of undergraduate/graduate coursework that was double counted in their senior year toward a future M.A.E.E degree or any other graduate degree at UGA.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Complete pathway applications must include:
1) Pathway application
2) letter from faculty mentor who has agreed to serve as the Double Dawg student’s advisor/chair for the MAEE degree
3) unofficial transcripts.

The application to this program is located here:

For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Barry Croom at or 229-386-3116.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Students take 12 graduate hours (4 courses) to satisfy program requirements for the Agricultural Education B.S.A. and M.A.E.E. dual degree program:

- AGED 4370/6370 Agriscience for Teachers
- AGED 4340/6340 Developing Community Programs in Agriculture
- AGED 4350/6350 Curriculum Planning in Agricultural Education
- AGED 4360/6360 Instructional Strategies in Agricultural Education

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

Students must provide three letters of recommendation and a 2-3 page statement of purpose for pursuing the M.A.E.E. which addresses specific questions found at this location:

Additional MAEE application requirements can be found here:

Program Advisor

  • Name: Eric Rubenstein
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-3191
  • Address: 0133 Four Towers

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Agricultural Education (Also Offered at Griffin and Tifton) B.S.A.
  • Department/College: Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication

Advising Contact

  • Name: Don Edgar
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-543-0225
  • Address: 131 Four Towers

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Agricultural and Environmental Education M.A.E.E.
  • Department/College: Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication

Advising Contact

  • Name: Alexa Lamm
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-5598
  • Address: 132 Four Towers