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Missouri Teach Ag

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Calling all ag teachers!

Whether you're getting ready to start your career, looking to finally use your degree in ag education, or just wondering what opportunities are out there for someone with a bachelor's degree in agricultural education and a Missouri teaching certificate, you've come to the right place.

Job Board

You can find information about current openings for agricultural education instructors through an online resource called MoTeachingJobs.

Career outlook

Missouri boasts a total of 500 Agricultural Education Instructors.

This number does not include agricultural education staff at the state department of elementary and secondary education or university professors at institutions that provide agricultural education training.

Over the past several years, openings for ag ed instructors have outpaced graduates from Missouri universities offering agricultural education degrees.

Agricultural educator works with students in the field

Statewide openings include retirements, teachers changing schools, new ag ed programs, and those leaving the profession.

To compare, there will be 30 students at the following Missouri universities who are student teaching during the 2023-2024 school year.

Currently, 45 agriculture instructors in Missouri have been in their careers for more than 25 years, which means they are nearing retirement.

Salary and Teaching Experience Breakdown for Missouri Ag Teachers in 2021-2022

By the numbers, the future looks bright for students who choose agriculture education as their careers.

Missouri's Teach Ag Campaign made possible by:

Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association

Missouri FFA Foundation

Missouri Retired
Ag Teachers Association

MFA Foundation

and National Teach Ag Campaign sponsor

CHS Foundation

a project of

The Council National Association of Agricultural Educators National FFA Foundation