Agricultural Education

Major Requirements

Major: Agriculture Education

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

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  6. Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution. 
    1. Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
    2. 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.
  7. At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident 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

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
  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

Major Requirements

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

Agriculture Education Requirements
ENGL 358Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
or ENGL 324 Writing in the Sciences
or ENGL 320 Business and Professional Writing
or ENGL 459 Researching and Writing Grants and Proposal
STAT 330Introductory Statistics3
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics (May satisfy general education category B and G)3
or ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
BIOL 124
Environmental Science
and Non-Majors Biology Lab
or BIOL 111
Concepts of Biology
and Non-Majors Biology Lab
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
AGECAg Econ Electives3
ASM 125Fabrication & Construction Technology3
Ag Systems/Engineering Electives May select courses from ASM, ABEN, CME with advisor approval6
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 Elective 3
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 Policy (of CTE)3
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 Credits99

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • See School of Education website for admission requirements

  • Courses taken P/F may not be used to satisfy any requirements

  • A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all professional education courses.

  • To be placed in student teaching, a 2.75 cumulative GPA and a 2.75 GPA in professional education coursework are required.

  • To exit the program, a 2.75 cumulative GPA and a 2.75 GPA in professional education coursework are required, as well as completing the Praxis Subject test and the Principles of Learning and Teaching Test.