Our Students with a Vision
The Department offers a BS degree
in Community Communications and Leadership Development (CCLD) and,
along with Family Studies, a joint BS degree in Career and Technical
Education (CTE). The CCLD degree has options in Agricultural
Communications and Public Service and Leadership while the CTE
degree has options in Agricultural Education and Family and Consumer
Sciences Education. At the graduate level, the Department offers a
MS degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education (CTLE) with
options in Career and Technical Education and Community and
Leadership Development. The department also
actively supports the
Rural Sociology & Development specialty.
The Department of
Community and Leadership Development supports two undergraduate
degrees. Within each of these programs there are two options,
offering students a wide variety of employment opportunities.
Students can earn a B.S. degree in
Communications and Leadership Development (CCLD)
and specialize in either Agricultural Communications or Public
Service and Leadership. The CCLD program is housed entirely in the
Students can also
choose a B.S. degree in
Technical Education and specialize in
either Agricultural Education within our department or Family and
Consumer Sciences Education within the Department of Family Studies.
students and those wanting to learn more about each of these
specialties can follow the respective links below.
For questions about the CCLD Undergraduate
Dr. Deborah Witham
Director of Undergraduate Studies
For questions about the Ag Ed
Undergraduate Program, contact:
Dr. Robin Peiter Horstmeier
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Ag Education
The Master of Science degree in Career, Technical and Leadership Education
includes both a Community and Leadership Development (CLD) option and a Career and Technical Education (CTE)
option. In either option, students have
considerable flexibility in planning a program that meets individual needs.
For more information please see our:
CTLE Program options:
Specific requirements for each of the options can be
The department also
actively supports the
within the Sociology graduate program.
Rural Sociology graduate students have a wide
range of opportunities to design innovative programs of study for
the M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. More information can be found by
clicking this specialty.
For questions about the
CTLE Graduate Program, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies