Agricultural Education and Communication Department
MS in Agriculture - Agricultural Education
This internship/project report includes validation documents required in meeting the quality criteria for secondary-level programs of instruction in agriculture. The documents are concurrently used for the Agriculture Incentive Grant review process at Indio High School conducted by representatives of the California Department of Education. The curriculum and supporting documents created during the internship validate the science curriculum taught within the Agriculture Department. All curricula was written and aligned to both the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Standards as well as keeping the California Career Technical Education Standards in mind. Part 1 of this project involves an in-depth study of Indio High School's Agricultural Department as to how well the department meets the Quality Criteria. Part 2 includes the reshaping and revamping of Indio’s Ag Department Comprehensive Program Plan. Lastly, part 3 provides documentation of evidence of a high quality program and instructor.