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ALCE 5074: Foundations of ALCE

Concentration: Education
Credits: 3 graduate credit(s)


The purpose of this course is to introduce you to multiple aspects of Agricultural and Extension Education – past, present and potential future.  It will require that you critically and creatively evaluate what we do, why we do it, and what the future might hold based on your own experiences, thoughts, and consideration of ideas and materials presented during the course.


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Describe the history and current status of Agricultural and Extension Education in the United States.
    2. Describe characteristics of our changing world and discuss how these might impact the work we do
    3. Evaluate personal social skills including emotional intelligence and leadership and develop a plan for improvement.
    4. Describe the components of satisfactory oral communication.
    5. Describe the characteristics of a successful facilitator.
    6. Demonstrate improved writing skills.
    7. Describe and give examples of strategies for successful teaching and learning – both formal and informal
    8. Describe and give examples of behavior change theories.
    9. Describe the elements of program evaluation.
    10. Describe the potential benefits of establishing partnerships and methods for establishing such partnerships.
    11. Utilize and improve critical and creative thinking skills.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Graduate Standing


Tiffany Drape