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Agricultural Sciences Education Requirements

126 total hours (including up to 19 hours general electives) are required. 

University General Education

  • 1 Basic Composition and Speech course
  • 1 Advanced Composition course (AGED 230)
  • 1 Western and 1 Non-Western Cultural Studies course
  • 1 Quantitative Reasoning I course (Finite Math or Calculus)
  • 1 Quantitative Reasoning II course (Statistics)
  • 2 Natural Sciences and Technology courses (Chemistry and Intro to Crop Science)
  • 2 Humanities and the Arts courses
  • 2 Social/Behavioral Sciences courses (Ag Consumer, and Resource Economics)
  • 3 high school years or third-semester college level of proficiency in one (the same all 3 years) foreign language

Agricultural Leadership and Science Required

  • ACES 101: Contemporary Issues in ACES
  • AGED 100 (Freshmen Only): Literacy to Ag and Leadership
  • AGED 220: Program Delivery in Ag and Leadership Education
  • AGED 230: Leadership Communications
  • AGED 421: Teaching Strategies in Ag Education

Professional Education Courses

  • AGED 250: Observation and Program Analysis
  • AGED 350: Early Field Experience
  • AGED 420: Curriculum Design and Instruction
  • AGED 450: Program Delivery and Evaluation
  • CI 473: Literacy in Content Areas
  • EDPR 442: Educational Practice in Secondary Education (Student Teaching; 12 weeks)
  • EPS 201: Foundations of Education
  • EPSY 201: Educational Psychology
  • SPED 405: General Educator's Role in Special Education

Technical Subject Matter Courses

  • ACE 232:¬†Management of Farm Enterprises
  • ANSC 100: Introduction to Animal Sciences
  • FSHN 101: Introduction to Food Science and Nutrition
  • HORT 100: Introduction to Horticulture
  • TSM 100: Technical Systems in Agriculture (Ag Mechanics)
  • Additional Ag Ed course