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Undergraduate Program - Degree Requirements

Agricultural Education

Students with an interest in agricultural education major in Interdisciplinary Agriculture in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications. Interdisciplinary Agriculture features two tracks: Teacher Certification and Agricultural Leadership .

Teacher Certification

Teacher Certification is meant for those students who want to teach high school or college-level agriculture. Students take a variety of classes in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources as well as in the College of Education. This track provides a hands-on approach to learning to prepare tomorrow’s top agriculture teachers.

An example degree program is included below.

Interdisciplinary Agriculture Curriculum
Teacher Certification

First Year

Fall Spring
AGED 2300, Intro. to Ag. Ed. 3 AGSM 2303, Welding & Metalwork 3
CHEM 1305, Ess. Chem I 3 ENGL 1302, Adv. College Rhetoric 3
CHEM 1105, Exp. Gen. Chem. I 1 HIST 2300, History of U.S. to 1877 3
PSS 1321, Agronomic Plant Sc. 3 ANSC 1401, Gen. Animal Sci. 4
ENGL 1301, Ess. Coll. Rhetoric 3 MATH 1320, Coll. Algebra 3
AAEC 2305, Fund Ag & Appl Eco 3    
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 16

Second Year

Fall Spring
ACOM 2302, Science Comm. 3 AGED 3333, Program Leadership 3
POLS 1301, American Govt., Org. 3 COMS 2300, Public Speaking 3
HIST 2301, History of U.S. Since 1877 3 MATH 2300, Statistical Methods 3
BIOL 1401 or 1402 4 POLS 2302, Amer. Pub. Pol. 3
Ag. Elective 3 Advanced Ag. Elective 3
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 15

Third Year

Fall Spring
Vis. & Performing Arts* 3 ANSC 3305, Appl. Animal Nutrition 3
PSS 2432, Principles & Practices of Soil 4 EDLL 4382, Read & Write Sec. 3
PSS 1411, Principles of Horticulture 4 EDSE 4312, Classroom Mgmt. 3
ANSC 3402, Animal Genetics or PSS 3421, Prin. of Genetics 4 ENGL 2307, Intro. to Fiction (Humanities) 3
    AGED 4303, Curriculum&Integration 1
    AGED 3100, Intro to Teaching 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 16

Fourth Year

Fall Spring
AGED 4304, Meth of Tchg.Ag.Sci. 3 AGED 4306, Student Tchg. 9
AGED 4410, Science in Agriculture 4 AGED 4311 AgEd Seminar 3
EDSE 4315, Learning & Technology 3    
AGSM 4303, Lab Methods 3    
AGED 4001 Problems 1    
       
TOTAL 14 TOTAL 12

Minimum hours required for graduation - 120
*Choose from Core Curriculum requirements.

Leadership

Agricultural Leadership focuses on a broad range of skills and abilities that includes communications, education and team building. Students in this track typically work in public or private sectors of agriculture; within ag agencies such as Extension; or in training, development, management, or sales.

An example degree program is included below.

Interdisciplinary Agriculture Curriculum
Agricultural Leadership Track

First Year

Fall Spring
ACOM 1300, Intro to Ag Communications 3 ANSC 1401, General Animal Science 4
ENGL 1301, Essentials of Coll. Rhetoric 3 ENGL 1302, Adv. College Rhetoric 3
MATH 1320, College Algebra 3 HIST 2300, History of U.S. to 1877 3
CHEM 1305, Chemical Basics 3 AGED 2300, Intro to Ag Education 3
CHEM 1105, Experimental Chem. Basics 1 MATH 2300, Statistical Methods 3
       
TOTAL 13 TOTAL 16

Second Year

Fall Spring
AGLS 1300, Ag. Leadership Principles 3 ANSC Elective 4
PSS 1321, Agronomic Plant Science 3 AAEC 2305, Fund. of Ag Econ 3
POLS 1301, American Govt., Org. 3 COMS 2300, Public Speaking 3
HIST 2301, History of U.S. Since 1877 3 POLS 2302, American Public Policy 3
Natural Science*  4 PSS Elective 3
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 16

Third Year

Fall Spring
Scientific Ag Elective 3 AGED 3314, Team Leadership 3
ACOM 2302, Scientific Communications 3 AGED 3330, Agricultural Agencies   6
AGED 3315, Personal Leadership 3 AGED 3333, Developing Sec Ag Programs 3
Visual and Performing Arts* 3 AGED 4303, Designing Ag Curriculum 3
Humanities* 3 NRM 2301, Introductory Wildlife  
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15

Fourth Year

Fall Spring
Scientific Ag. Elective 4 AGED 4000, Internship 10
AAEC Elective       3 AGED 4309, Issues in Ag. Leadership 3
AGED 3302, Transfer of Ag. Tech. 3    
AGED 4308, Org. Leardership 3    
Adv. Scientific Ag. Elective 3    
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 13

Minimum hours required for graduation - 120
*Choose from Core Curriculum requirements.