Master's Degree

Fall 2022 Course Information
Program Planning in Ag & Extension Education

Course Description
The intent of this course is to prepare students to be effective educators in non-formal settings such as Extension education. Students will learn theoretical concepts and their application for planning an effective educational program to meet learning needs of the target audience. Concepts presented will include conducting needs assessments for planning educational programs, educational program development, writing educational objectives, lesson planning, effective teaching methods, and assessment. The course explores theoretical models of program development, with emphasis on a conceptual model for program planning. The course will include discussion of stakeholder involvement throughout each phase of the planning process.

Jay Jayaratne
Office: 919-515-6079

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.



Course Access
About one week before NCSU's first day of class (or, if it is close to the start of classes, as soon as the student signs up), campus coordinator Breanna Collins will email individual students a welcome letter with his/her campus Unity ID, student ID number, and temporary password. The email also includes log in instructions for the student’s gmail account and course content.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

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