Skip to main content

Agricultural Education and Communication

Agricultural Education and Communication

AEC horiztonal logo

AEC horiztonal logo


It's all about your potential... to teach, lead and inform.

The department of Agricultural Education and Communication offers options to complete online graduate degrees, graduate certificates, and professional development certificates. Since we admitted our first students in January 2005, our online Master of Science degree program has continued to be an excellent advanced degree option for professionals who are interested in agricultural education, communication, leadership and extension. Graduate certificates can be completed by both degree seeking and non-degree seeking students and allow learners to customize their experiences as scholars.

AEC continues to strive to provide relevant and accessible curriculum to agricultural teachers, leaders, and extension agents through these opportunities for continued education.


Why AEC eLearning?

The flexibility of our online graduate program allows learners from across the world the opportunity to take courses and be a part of the Gator Nation. The Department of Agricultural Education and Communication at the University of Florida is renowned by experts in the fields of agricultural education, extension, leadership, and communication. Our online programs utilize state-of-the-art technology to give you access to award-winning faculty and engaging learning experiences, all on your own schedule. We also have a team of dedicated support staff to assist you with your eLearning needs. We believe it is truly great to be a Florida Gator, and want students from all over the world to embrace that feeling so we can continue to connect people to agriculture.

Professional Development Opportunities

Currently, two professional development certificate programs are available for completion by the public:

These programs provide opportunities for professionals to invest in their future potential, increasing their knowledge and skills through fresh perspectives on topics in agriculture and natural resources and beyond.