No, the Foundational SAE is not a replacement for students without an Immersion SAE. Foundational SAE is a process-focused component that guides students through five critical career development areas to give direction in the selection and continuation of an Immersion SAE. The Foundational SAE component is active throughout a student’s time within the Agricultural Education program. The student’s activities in a Foundational SAE build on previous work as they progress through their Agricultural Education courses. Once a student starts an Immersion SAE aligned to their career choice, the Foundational SAE continues alongside the Immersion experience to provide validation and preparation for their career path after graduation.