8 Degree Programs
Our degree programs lead to professional careers. Graduates are uniquely equipped for leadership, education, communication and training roles in the broad field of agricultural sciences and human performance.
8 Unique Minors and Certificates
These unique programs include a variety of hands-on learning opportunities such as magazine and podcast production, student teaching, graduate certificates with international or extension focuses, or a leadership fellows program unlike any other.
800+ Enrolled Students
Our students are training to be the next generation of communicators, educators, leaders and professionals in the food, agriculture, natural resource and human sciences.
Investing in student success
Being a graduate student in the ALEC department at Texas A&M university has been a wonderful experience for me. I am a non-traditional graduate student in the fact that I am middle-aged and have been in the workforce for +20 years. Thus far, I have taken all of my graduate classes via distance-learning from my home in Idaho. I have truly loved my A&M experience and I believe it is one of the finest universities anywhere. The professors in the ALEC department have been world-class, and I don’t think you could even find better professors at an ivy-league university. They have shown a genuine interest in helping me to accomplish my goals as I go forward. I would HIGHLY recommend the ALEC department to anyone who wants to pursue graduate studies.
Robert Stirling, Graduate student
Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communications News
Texas A&M AgriLife’s Robert Strong receives research, Fellow honors
Robert Strong, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, ALEC, in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has received the Outstanding Research Award and was named Fellow by the American Association for Agricultural Education.
Agricultural education with a ‘lifetime warranty’
The week-long 2023 Summer Ag Academy, led by the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, offers a full buffet of continuing education for high school agriculture teachers nationwide.
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