BS in Agricultural Education with Emphasis in Teacher Certification
Degree Program Description
Agricultural Education combines interests in agriculture, working with people, shapeing the next generation’s understanding of agriculture and its role in society, and using communication and human relation skills to obtain leadership roles in many agricultural industries. The degree in Agricultural Education with emphasis in Teacher Certification prepares students to meet state teacher certification requirements and teach agriculture in public schools at the secondary and adult levels. In addition to courses in agricultural education, the teaching option curriculum includes courses in general education, technical agriculture (agricultural economics, agricultural business and management, animal science, plant and soil science, agricultural systems management, horticulture, natural resources and forestry) and professional teacher certification courses offered through the College of Education. The capstone experience involves a 16-week student teaching internship.
Major Program Requirements
Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education are required to complete all University general education, University undergraduate requirements, degree, and major requirements, including selected foundational courses, which may fulfill some University general education requirements.
Teacher Certification Emphasis
The Teacher Certification emphasis prepares students to meet state teacher licensure requirements to teach agriculture in Missouri public schools at the secondary and adult levels. In addition to courses in agricultural education, the curriculum includes a diverse selection of courses in agriculture, food and natural resources and professional teacher certification courses offered through the College of Education. The capstone experience involves a semester-long teaching internship in a selected secondary agriculture program.
|Emphasis core requirements||28|
|AG_ED_LD 1000||Orientation to Agricultural Education and Leadership||1|
|AG_ED_LD 2270||Leadership Development in Youth Organizations||3|
|AG_ED_LD 2271||Early Field Experience||1|
|AG_ED_LD 4310||Intracurricular Program Management in Agricultural Education||3|
|AG_ED_LD 4320||Methods of Teaching I||3|
|AG_ED_LD 4321||Field Experience I||1|
|AG_ED_LD 4330||Methods of Teaching II||3|
|AG_ED_LD 4331||Field Experience II||1|
|AG_ED_LD 4087||Internship Seminar in Agricultural Education and Leadership||3|
|AG_ED_LD 4995||Student Teaching Internship in Agriculture||9|
|College of Education||12|
|ESC_PS 2010||Inquiry Into Learning I||3|
|LTC 2040||Inquiring into Schools, Community and Society I||3|
|SPC_ED 4020||Teaching the Exceptional Learner||3|
|LTC 4560||Reading and Writing in the Content Areas||3|
|AG_EC 2183||The Agricultural Marketing System||3|
|or AG_EC 3224||New Products Marketing|
|or AG_EC 2223||Agricultural Sales|
|AND Agricultural Economics Elective||3|
|AN_SCI 1065||Animal Science Laboratory Practicum||2|
|AND Animal Science Elective||3|
|PLNT_S 2110||Plants and their Cultivation||3|
|or SOIL 2100||Introduction to Soils|
|or PLNT_S 3275||Grain Crops|
|or PLNT_S 3270||Forage Crops|
|Agricultural Systems Management||6|
|AG_S_M 1020||Introduction to Agricultural Systems Management||3|
|AG_ED_LD 3320||Metal Fabrication and Laboratory Management||3|
|PLNT_S 2075||Environmental Horticulture||3|
|PLNT_S 3260||Greenhouse Management||4|
|or PLNT_S 4365||Greenhouse Crops Production|
Refer to the Semester Plan for the BS in Agricultural Education and visit with an advisor because an actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
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Major and Career Exploration
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