Would you like to do more of the following?
- Analyze the principles that guide extension work
- Develop programs and community outreach initiatives
- Customize instructional methods for various audiences
- Develop evaluation strategies for programming
- Gather, analyze, and communicate community-based research to various populations
- Participate in a structured mentoring model and engaged peer network
Consider graduate courses as an exceptional option to fulfill professional development goals that culminate in a degree or certificate that will bolster your performance reviews, resumes, and curriculum vitas.
The Extension Education Masters at Colorado State University is a great Plan C/ Professional Masters (No project/paper or thesis- 36 credits) option for Extension Educators needing to fulfill a master's requirement while developing professional development with courses that offer transferable skills directly into your programing efforts.
The Extension Education Masters program is available online with asynchronous courses which means you learn when the time and pace is right for you. Courses are designed with a high level of peer to peer engagement for maximum networking opportunities with Extension Professionals across the country. You will never feel alone in your online academic journey as our advisors will assist, guide, and support you with your academic and professional endeavors in Extension work.
Extension Education courses
- AGED 525 – Agricultural and Extension Teaching (3 cr.)
- AGRI 546 – Principles of Cooperative Extension (3 cr.)
- AGRI 547 – Delivery of Cooperative Extension Programs (4 cr.)
- AGED 520 – 4-H and Youth Programs in Extension (3 cr.)
- AGED 587 – Internship in Extension (2 cr.)
- AGED 600 – Evaluation and Applied Research in Extension (3 cr.)
Join the Cohort
For those who are starting out a career in Extension and would like a longer and more comprehensive onboarding experience, consider the Teaching in Extension graduate certificate. This 13 credit option includes the three core courses plus an elective of your choice. The certificate option can be 2 or 3 semesters (one to one and half years) and is a great cohort option for learning the ins and outs of Extension work, engage in peer networking, and have an advising mentor available to support you throughout the entire length of the program.
If the Masters or Certificate sound interesting to you and you would like to know more, have questions about how to apply, or just want to chat, please join the up-coming webinar, Wednesday, July 27th at 1:00pm MST.