This graduate microcertificate can benefit agricultural educators, extension agents, industry-based trainers and consultants, information specialists and technology-management professionals as well as students enrolled in Bumpers College graduate degree programs. It expands knowledge of education, leadership and communication.

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the philosophy of the U.S. land grant system and the Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Develop extension education skills through practical experiences supervised by extension education experts.
  • Demonstrate improved knowledge and skills related to agricultural leadership and/or agricultural communications.


Required Courses 6 hours

  • AGED 50503 - Philosophy of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • EXED 5750V - Internship in Extension

Plus one course (3 hours) from the following list of electives:

  • ACOM 52403 - Graphic Design in AFLS
  • AGED 54403 - Principles of Technological Change
  • AGLE 50303 - Developing Leadership in Agricultural Organizations

Or from the following courses taught by other institutions that are part of the IDEA Consortium (may have different tuition costs and fees).

  • AGED 5200V - Special Topics in Agricultural and Extension Education (Foundations of Agricultural Communications)
  • ACOM 58403 - Risk and Crisis Communication
  • AGED 58303 - Leadership and Management of Volunteers
  • EXEC 58203 - Program Planning in Agricultural and Extension Education



Tuition / credit hour $437.54
Fee / credit hour
Library $4.41
Network & Data Systems $12.10
Off-campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. Students in online programs who take an on-campus course will pay on-campus fees, mandatory and college fees, for only the on-campus course.

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.

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Per credit hour for IDEA Courses
Summer $600
Fall $610


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