Agricultural and Extension Education (Agricultural Education Teaching) - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1 14
English Composition - Level 2 13
Oral Communication
ACOM 1130GEffective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Area II: Mathematics 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities
Choose one from the following:3
United States History I3
United States History II3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts3
General Education Elective 13-4
An additional Area II: Mathematics Course (for licensure purposes)
Viewing A Wider World 36
Agricultural Animals of the World3
Insects, Humans, and the Environment
Choose one additional VWW Course from a College outside of the College of ACES
World Agriculture and Food Problems (recommended)3
Departmental/College Requirements
ACES 1120Freshman Orientation1
AXED 1110Introduction to Agricultural, Extension, and Technology Education3
AXED 2130Early Field-Based Experience2
AXED 3150Philosophy and Methods of Contests3
AXED 4215Developing Excellent Programs in Career and Technical Education3
AXED 4220Methods for Teaching Agricultural and Technology Education3
AXED 4230Directed Teaching in Agricultural or Technology Education15
AXED 4520Methods in Career and Technical Laboratory Instruction2
AXED 4620Methods of Teaching Biological, Earth and Physical Sciences in Agriculture3
AXED 4715The FFA Organization: An Overview1
READ 4330Content Area Literacy3
SPED 3105Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society3
Select 24-30 credits from the following: 224-30
Agricultural Economics (at least 3 credits)
Agricultural Mechanics (at least 12 credits)
Plant, Pest and Soil Sciences (at least 6 credits)
Select at least 3 credits from one of the following areas:
Animal Science
Horticulture
Natural Resources
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 48-16
Total Credits120
1

 See the General Education section of this catalog for a full list of courses

2

ACOM 1130G Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture will also count towards the Departmental/College requirements of 24-30 credits.

3

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses

4

Elective credit may vary based on General Education course selection, prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1220G College Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ACES 1210 Financial Fitness for College Students 1
AXED 1110 Introduction to Agricultural, Extension, and Technology Education 3
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
AXED 1130 Techniques in Agricultural Mechanization 3
ACES 1120 Freshman Orientation 1
MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
MATH 1220G College Algebra 1 3
ACOM 1130G Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture 3
AXED 2110 Metal Fabrication 3
ANSC 1120 Introduction to Animal Science 3
Choose from one of the following: 3
United States History I
United States History II
 Credits15
Second Year
Semester 1
GEOL 1110G Physical Geology 4
CHEM 1120G Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 4
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 1 3
HORT 1115G Introductory Plant Science 4
 Credits15
Semester 2
AXED 4215 Developing Excellent Programs in Career and Technical Education 3
AXED 4715 The FFA Organization: An Overview 1
AXED 3115 Small Engine Technology 3
PSYC 1110G Introduction to Psychology 3
AXED 3150 Philosophy and Methods of Contests 3
AXED 2130 Early Field-Based Experience 2
 Credits15
Third Year
Semester 1
BIOL 2610G
BIOL 2610L
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
GEOG 315V World Agriculture and Food Problems 3
AXED 3120 Agricultural Structures 3
SPED 3105 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
AXED 4520 Methods in Career and Technical Laboratory Instruction 2
 Credits15
Semester 2
AXED 4620 Methods of Teaching Biological, Earth and Physical Sciences in Agriculture 3
AXED 4220 Methods for Teaching Agricultural and Technology Education 3
AXED 4210 Curriculum Development and Assessment in Agricultural Education 3
READ 4330 Content Area Literacy 3
ANSC 310 Exhibiting Livestock 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Semester 1
AXED 4230 Directed Teaching in Agricultural or Technology Education 15
 Credits15
Semester 2
AEEC 2110 Principles of Food and Agribusiness Management 3
ANSC 304 Feeds and Feeding 3
EPWS 325V Insects, Humans, and the Environment 3
READ 4330 Content Area Literacy 3
An additional Area II: Mathematics Course 2 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120
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Students need to understand and complete any prerequisites prior to enrolling into this course.

2

See the General Education section of this catalog for a full list of courses