MAEE develops professionals to lead, teach and communicate about food, environmental and social systems. Thesis and non-thesis options are available, and the program is available online or in person on the Athens and Tifton campuses.

The Master of Agricultural and Environmental Education (MAEE) degree develops professionals to lead, teach and communicate about food, the environmental, and social systems. Candidates must complete an approved program of 36 semester hours of graduate work. Thesis and non-thesis options are available. The MAEE degree program is available online or face-to-face on the Athens campus. Applications are accepted for Fall and Spring admission. Learners in the MAEE program will: 1. Work in leadership positions within the agricultural and environmental sciences industry 2. Educate the public about agricultural and environmental sciences 3. Communicate with the public concerning agricultural and environmental sciences issues 4. Use leadership skills to solve the most challenging problems of society 5. Conduct original research that promotes food, environmental, and social sustainability

Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC) is a diverse, multi-disciplinary department. The teaching, research, and outreach programs are aimed at developing and supporting professionals for leadership, teaching, and communication professions in the agricultural and environmental fields.

Our mission is to develop leaders, educators, and communicators to engage in food systems that are environmentally and socially sustainable.

We offer students personal attention and a challenging, yet supportive learner-centered educational environment. Our college and department offer a small school atmosphere amidst the abundant opportunities and resources at the thriving University of Georgia. We offer a solid curriculum designed to prepare students with opportunities for personal and professional growth and development.

Our faculty are highly rated for their teaching, research, and outreach programs in teacher education, extension education, leadership development, service learning, program development and evaluation, internationalization of the curriculum, distance education, information and technology transfer, and organizational/community change and problem solving skills.

Degree Awarded: MAEE

Degree Code: MAEE_AGEE (Athens Campus), MAEE_AGEE_GR (Griffin Campus), MAEE_AGEE_TI (Tifton Campus)

School/College: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Conner Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7501


Academic Department: Agricultural Leadership, Education and Comm

109 Four Towers
Athens, GA 30602-4355

Graduate Coordinator: James Anderson


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