The extension education specialization prepares students for careers in the Cooperative Extension Service, outreach education, and/or international agencies. Graduates of this specialization acquire tremendous depth in the teaching and learning processes, gaining experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of non-formal educational programs.
Master of Science Program
The master of science program is intended primarily for students interested in positions as Extension agents or non-formal educators with public or private organizations. The program allows students the opportunity to develop an individual program of study that focuses on such topics as:
- program development
- affecting change
- educational technologies and extension
- organizational accountability
- experiential education
- program evaluation
- administration and leadership
Graduates of the doctoral program become prepared for a variety of positions including Extension specialists, county and district directors, outreach education coordinators for private and public agencies, 4-H Extension agents and specialists, educator/specialist with international agencies, and academic faculty.