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 30 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
  6. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  7. Students presenting transfer credit must meet the NDSU residence credits and the minimum upper level credit. Of the 30 credits earned in residence, a minimum of 15 semester credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above, and 15 semester credits must be in the student’s curricula for their declared major.

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

 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.

Major Requirements

Agriculture Education Core Requirements
AGEC 242Introduction to Agricultural Management3
AGEC 244Agricultural Marketing3
or AGEC 350 Agrisales
ANSC 114Introduction to Animal Sciences3
ANSC 223Introduction to Animal Nutrition2
ASM 125Fabrication & Construction Technology3
Select one pair from the following:4
Concepts of Biology
and Non-Majors Biology Lab
Environmental Science
and Non-Majors Biology Lab
General Biology I
and General Biology I Laboratory
EDUC 322Educational Psychology3
EDUC 451Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment3
H&CE 232Philosophy and Policy3
PLSC 110World Food Crops3
SOIL 210Introduction to Soil Science3
STAT 330Introductory Statistics3
Select Pathway A or B
Student must select Pathway A or B: A=Teacher Licensure; or B=Training and Development46-59
Total Credits82-95
Pathway A - Teacher Licensure Required Courses
ASM Electives6
ANSC Electives (200-400 level)6
Select one CHEM pair:4
Chemical Concepts and Applications
and Chem Concepts and Applications Lab
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
PLSC 210Horticulture Science3
PLSC 211Horticulture Science Lab1
PLSC Elective3
IME 335Welding Technology3
EDUC 321Introduction to Teaching3
EDUC 475Reading in the Content Area2
EDUC 486Classroom Management for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 489Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds3
H&CE 444Planning the Community Program in Agricultural Education3
or H&CE 467 Leading Youth Organizations
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 Credits59
Pathway B - Training and Development Required Courses
CFS 210Introduction to Food Science and Technology3
CSCI 114Computer Applications3
PLSC 225Principles of Crop Production3
H&CE 444Planning the Community Program in Agricultural Education3
or H&CE 467 Leading Youth Organizations
H&CE 196Field Experience3
H&CE 445Designing and Delivering Nonformal Education Programs3
H&CE 446Extension Education3
H&CE 496Field Experience10
AFSNR Area Focus
Select courses from the following prefixes: AGEC, ANSC, ASM, PLSC, PAG15-18
Total Credits46-49

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • See School of Education website for admission requirements for Ag Ed Teacher Certification pathway.

  • Courses taken with the Pass/Fail grading basis may not be used to satisfy any degree requirement.

  • A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all School of Education requirement courses.

  • For the 'Teacher Licensure' pathway,  a 2.75 cumulative GPA and a 2.75 GPA in professional education coursework are required in order to be placed in student teaching.

  • 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.