Professional Development

NAAE provides professional development that is specific to agricultural educators and allows you to earn credit hours for participation in our learning sessions and programs.


NAAE Virtual Book Club
Personalize your professional development with the NAAE Virtual book club and earn professional development credit or CEU's.
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National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Program
The Academy serves to train agriculture teachers on how to enhance the science that is already present in agriculture, as well as develop students as problem solvers and thinkers through the inquiry-based teaching method.
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Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium
The Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium is a professional development experience for preservice agricultural education majors which provides customized professional development, networking, and mentoring with current and future agriculture teachers from across the country.
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NAAE Agriscience Inquiry Institute
The NAAE Agriscience Inquiry Institute (NAAE Ag I2) was developed out of the need for more state focused professional development opportunities related to inquiry-based teaching and the enhancement of science in agricultural education. The format and core of the state NAAE Ag I2 is based on the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA). 
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NAAE at National FFA Convention
NAAE has a robust presence at the National FFA Convention and Expo, held annually in October in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Teachers Turn the Key Scholarship Program
A unique program for second, third and fourth year agriculture teachers consisting of sessions during NAAE convention and development of a peer cohort to help participants with early career challenges.
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XLR8 - eXcellence in Leadership for Retention
A program for 7-15 year agriculture teachers consisting of sessions during NAAE convention and a peer cohort to help retain experienced teachers in agricultural education.
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National Policy Seminar and Agricultural Education Strand
This seminar offers a unique opportunity for agricultural educators to focus on issues specific to CTE and agricultural education and hone their advocacy skills through a variety of sessions and networking opportunities.

Regional Conferences
Each NAAE region hosts a summer conference with opportunities for professional development. To learn more about your region’s annual conference, visit this page and click on your region.

Ag Teacher Wellness
NAAE promotes mental and physical wellness amoung our members.
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Connect Podcast
Connect is a podcast by the National Association of Agricultural Educators, and works to educate listeners about NAAE resources, inform them of new and innovative practices, and connect current and future agricultural educators and supporters.
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The Agricultural Education Magazine
The Agricultural Education Magazine is a professional journal for agricultural education published under the sponsorship and control of an editing-managing board of professional educators in the field.
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My Local Cooperative
Sponsored by the CHS Foundation, My Local Cooperative works to advance agriculture cooperatives by raising awareness of the cooperative business model, showcasing cooperative career opportunities, and highlighting the critical role that cooperatives play in strengthening agriculture and our local communities.
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Professional Development Archives
The NAAE Professional Development Archive is your place to access past professional development resources.
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