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Teaching Specialty - Agricultural

Major Requirements

Major: Agriculture Education

Degree Type: B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 130

General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree

  • A list of approved general education courses is available here .
  • General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, should they apply.
Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39

 May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.

 May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.

Major Requirements

The Agriculture Education Requirements also includes those courses listed in the General Education categories of Science and Technology and Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Agriculture Education Requirements
BIOL 150
General Biology I
and General Biology I Laboratory
BIOL 315LGenetics Laboratory1
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics (May satisfy general education category B and G)3
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics (May satisfy general education category B)3
ENGL 358Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (May satisfy general education category C)3
PLSC 110World Food Crops (May satisfy general education category S)3
PLSC 315Genetics (May satisfy general education category S)3
Select one of the following:4
Chemical Concepts and Applications
and Chem Concepts and Applications Lab (May satisfy general education category S)
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S)
Teaching Specialty Requirements
AGEC 242Introduction to Agricultural Management3
ASM 125Fabrication & Construction Technology3
ASMEngineering Electives6
IME 335Welding Technology3
ANSC 114Introduction to Animal Sciences3
ANSC 223Introduction to Animal Nutrition2
ANSCAnimal Science Electives6
PLSC 210Horticulture Science3
PLSC 211Horticulture Science Lab1
SOIL 210Introduction to Soil Science3
PLSC or SOILPlant Science or Soil Science Elective3
Agriculture Elective3
Professional Education Requirements
EDUC 321Introduction to Teaching3
EDUC 322Educational Psychology3
EDUC 451Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment3
EDUC 486Classroom Management for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 489Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds3
H&CE 232Philosophy and Policy3
H&CE 444Planning the Community Program in Agricultural Education3
H&CE 480Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Teaching Methods in Agricultural Education3
H&CE 481Methods of Teaching Agriculture3
H&CE 483Student Teaching Seminar1
H&CE 487Student Teaching9
H&CE 488Applied Student Teaching3
Total Credits109

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all Professional Education Requirement courses.
  • A GPA of 2.75 or better in the teaching specialty is required for placement in student teaching and exit from the program.
  • A GPA of 2.75 or better in professional education as well as passing the appropriate Praxis II exam are required to exit the program.
  • Courses taken P/F may not be used to satisfy any requirements.
  • See School of Education for admission requirements.