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What Is Extension Education

Extension Education focuses on “extending” university knowledge and resources to communities. Extension offices serve as a community-based education hub where Extension professionals learn about their local community needs and help develop educational programs to address them. Common initiatives are:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resource Management
  • Horticulture
  • Youth Development
  • Family Consumer Sciences
  • Nutrition
  • Volunteer Development
  • Rural Community Development and Economics

Undergraduate Programs in Extension Education

If you seek the preparation to utilize your primary major toward helping people in all parts of our communities by extending the knowledge of NDSU to benefit them, the Extension Education Minor is a perfect addition to your undergraduate studies. Along with foundational courses in Extension Education and teaching & learning, you will engage in a required internship experience through an Extension system office. Giving you the hands-on, real-world experience, you need for success! The Extension Education Minor can be added to any plan of study, see the link below. Contact a faculty member for program advising information. 

Extension Education (Minor)

Ag Ed - Training and Development Pathway (BS)

FACS Ed - Training and Development Pathway (BS)

Graduate Programs in Extension Education

The NDSU Extension Education Master’s degree (M.S./M.Ed.) is an accessible program for current and future Extension educators. Your educational experience will expand your knowledge base, enhance your teaching abilities, provide professional development to benefit your state and university system, and enhance dynamic dissemination of knowledge to the public.

Extension Education (Master's)

Extension Education (Master's) Program of Study

  • Delivered fully at a distance 
  • Pay North Dakota resident tuition 
  • M.S. and M.Ed. degree plans offered 
  • Customizable to match your content and professional needs 
  • Coursework includes areas such as student assessment, program evaluation, adult learning, and youth development