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The purpose of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program is to encourage educators to incorporate more information about the agriculture, food, and natural resources system into daily lessons..
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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..

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The Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) is a 13-member committee established by legislation and appointed by the Governor to advise both the governor and state education agencies concerning Agricultural Education K-adult..

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The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources.. provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..

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Exploring Teaching Ag. Education as a Career for Students

Friday, August 03, 2007

A Message From Murray State University, Murray, KY


Now that summer is fading, it will not be long until the school bells will begin ringing (for some of you that is already the case)!  Attached is a great opportunity for any of your students who may be interested in becoming a teacher, possibly an agriculture teacher.  The class is called AED 104(3 hours of elective college credit) and it serves as an opportunity for your students to taste a small bit of student teacher life.

Besides helping the student with the initial enrollment, very little is required of you.  I keep in contact with the student and help them through each assignment.  My communication with them assures them three hours of college credit that is transferable to any university.  A benefit to you is the opportunity for the student to work on an a lesson that you have always wanted to teach, but never had the opportunity to obtain the resources.  The student teaches the lesson (preferably to the freshman) and you gain all of their resources.  It is a great deal!

The syllabus has a list of all graded items and the two books that will need to be purchased.  The checklist provided will give you and your student(s) an opportunity to keep up with what all is due.

In order for her or any other student to participate in this class, she will need to mail me the following items before August 17:
- $30 check written to MSU (admission fee)
- $100 check for the tuition to MSU (very cheap and must be on a separate check, don't ask)
- Completed admission form (attached)
- Signed letter from principal or guidance counselor (attached) saying that she has the capability of a college class.
- Copy of high school transcript in the high school's envelope (sealed, don't ask)
- Copy of ACT or a small letter from you saying when she will be taking the ACT.

I know that sounds like a lot, but it is really a 15 minute process.  Once I have every student's registration material, I will take this to the registrar's office and the student receive their own MSU email and access to our blackboard that can be checked from the school.  I am available at all times to discuss the class or help understanding the syllabus.  My cell phone is 502-507- 6087.

If you have any questions, I am always available! Thanks again,

Stacy K. Vincent
Assistant Professor
Murray State University
School of Agriculture
310 South Applied Science Bldg.
Murray, KY  42071

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