Master's Degree

Course Information
Foundations and History of Agriculture and Extension Education

Course Description
Philosophical Foundations of Agricultural and Extension Education provides an overview of the development of agricultural and extension education in the United States by examining the significant educational philosophies, historical events, scientific innovations, legislation and policy shaping agricultural and extension education today.
Contacts
Instructor

Rudolph "Rudy" Ritz
Office: 806-742-2816
rudy.ritz@ttu.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

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Textbooks

Not Required


Course Access
 
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Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

Shannon Spencer is a graduate student in the agricultural education program.The Great Plains IDEA program has allowed me the flexibility to continue my education while also being a full-time extension agent and mother to twin boys. The program has given me the opportunity to interact with students and teaching professionals from various universities that I may have never met. This program has allowed me to focus not only on my education but also on my profession and family and for that, I will be forever grateful.

– – Shannon Spencer, Agricultural Education Master's Degree Student,
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