Major: Agriculture Education
Degree Type: B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 130
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specific by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses number 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institituion.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU residence credits as defined in #7.
- Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
- At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Residence credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|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) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
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 major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
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|
|General Biology I|
and General Biology I Laboratory
|BIOL 315L||Genetics Laboratory||1|
|ECON 201||Principles of Microeconomics (May satisfy general education category B and G)||3|
|ECON 202||Principles of Macroeconomics (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|ENGL 358||Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
|PLSC 110||World Food Crops (May satisfy general education category S)||3|
|PLSC 315||Genetics (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 242||Introduction to Agricultural Management||3|
|ASM 125||Fabrication & Construction Technology||3|
|IME 335||Welding Technology||3|
|ANSC 114||Introduction to Animal Sciences||3|
|ANSC 223||Introduction to Animal Nutrition||2|
|ANSC||Animal Science Electives||6|
|PLSC 210||Horticulture Science||3|
|PLSC 211||Horticulture Science Lab||1|
|SOIL 210||Introduction to Soil Science||3|
|PLSC or SOIL||Plant Science or Soil Science Elective||3|
|Professional Education Requirements|
|EDUC 321||Introduction to Teaching||3|
|EDUC 322||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 451||Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment||3|
|EDUC 486||Classroom Management for Diverse Learners||3|
|EDUC 489||Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds||3|
|H&CE 232||Philosophy and Policy||3|
|H&CE 444||Planning the Community Program in Agricultural Education||3|
|H&CE 480||Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Teaching Methods in Agricultural Education||3|
|H&CE 481||Methods of Teaching Agriculture||3|
|H&CE 483||Student Teaching Seminar||1|
|H&CE 487||Student Teaching||9|
|H&CE 488||Applied Student Teaching||3|
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.