Learn to teach in Extension in an online certificate program
Extension specialists function as resources and content experts in the communities they serve. With areas of expertise ranging from agriculture to health topics, formally teaching these subjects in an effective and useful way requires a specialized skill set. Learn the Extension teaching methods to relate your valuable knowledge and experience in a certificate program designed for Extension agents already working in their field.
Become a more effective educator
Throughout this Extension certificate program, students explore the ages and stages of learning, covering the full lifespan, youth through adult. Students gain specific skills in content delivery methods for a variety of settings, including:
Students will gain foundational knowledge and understanding of how to organize and effectively deliver education programs and events, such as county fairs, afterschool programs for kids on nutrition or STEM topics, or mitigating agricultural issues in communities.
More specifically, you will learn:
- How to construct outlines and agendas for education programs.
- How to effectively market educational programs you are teaching.
- Strategies for working with volunteers.
- Techniques for developing surveys and evaluating data to measure program effectiveness.
- Extension reporting methods and become familiar with common forms.
Apply Extension online certificate credits toward a master's degree
This online Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Extension is a companion to the online Master of Extension Education degree. All 13 credits can transfer into the program (with a grade of B or better) and can be applied toward the degree after formal admission per University transfer policies. However, successful completion of the courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.