BECOME an Agriculture Teacher through Preparation

In Minnesota Agricultural Education, we make it easy to become an Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Education teacher through a network of partners and colleges, including three initial licensure universities, five transfer program colleges, a mentoring program, and management of open teaching positions.

Pathways to Teaching

Unsure where to start? Use the "Pathways to Teaching" tool from MNEEP and Imprintu to guide you through Minnesota's Tiered licensure system and how your current experiences and qualifications will count toward your teaching license.


Initial Licensure

Three Minnesota universities offer bachelors degrees and initial licensure in AFNR Education.

Transfer Programs (2+2)

Five Minnesota colleges offer transfer programs that lead to initial licensure in AFNR Education.

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Mentoring Programs

Future Agricultural
Science Teachers

The Future Agricultural Science Teacher (FAST) Symposium is a professional development experience for preservice AFNR education majors which provides customized professional development, networking, and mentoring with current and future agriculture teachers and stakeholders from across the Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin region.


For Future Ag., Food., and Natural Resources Teachers.

Focuses on student teaching and first year preparation.

Includes a conference held during the MAAE conference focused on inquiry-based learning, classroom management, collegiality, and job interview success.

Alternative Licensure

Industry Experts
(Tier 1/2)

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Licensure via

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Out of Field

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