App State’s Career and Technical Education program now offers a concentration in agriculture education, housed in the Reich College of Education’s curriculum and instruction department.

The Appalachian Online reports the concentration is offered in partnership with Wilkes Community College’s horticulture technology and animal science programs.

Agriculture education students will take six credit hours in two courses each semester at WCC and in their senior year, take classes at Appalachian covering research methods and student teaching requirements.

The program will focus on the preparation of agriculture education teachers in grades 6-12 to teach a variety of courses such as agribusiness, animal science, horticulture and natural resources.