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Agricultural Science and Technology B.A./B.S. - Teacher Certification Option

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Agricultural Science and Technology is available with an emphasis in teacher certification, ornamental horticulture, or industry. The purpose of this degree is to prepare graduates for careers as teachers at the high school level, as horticulturists, as well as leaders within the agricultural industry and related governmental agencies. A graduate with this major should possess competencies in technical and production agriculture, methods and techniques of teaching, planning courses and programs for classroom instruction, and organizing and conducting community and on-farm agricultural instruction and demonstration programs.

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
Agricultural Economics
AG 100Intro To Agriculture1
AG 300Professional Agricultural Communications1
AG 392GLB/Appld Ethics US World Ag3
AG 400Seminar1
AGED 371Agricultural & Youth Leadershi3
AMC 315Agri Systms Technology Mgmt3
ANS 317Livestock Management Techniques3
ANS 1319Introduction to Animal Science3
ANS 1119Introduction to Animal Science Laboratory1
Select one of the following sequences:
Introduction to Horticulture
   and Introduction to Horticulture Laboratory
Introduction to Plant Science
   and Introduction to Plant Science Lab
PLS 309Soil Science3
PLS 329Soil Science Laboratory1
Plus AMc electives 6 sh from:6
Natural Resources Management
Agricultural Safety
Agri Structures
Agri Power & Energy Management
Laboratory Management in Agricultural Mechanization
Independent Study
Special Topics
Plus PLS elective 3 sh from:3
Ornamental Plant Identification
Economic Entomology
Introduction to Floral Design
Landscape Design
Plant Propagation
Soil Fert-Plant Nutrition
Field Crops
Forage and Pasture Crops
Introduction to Range Management
Interior Plantscaping
Crop Physiology
Geospatial Mapping
Crop Production Practicum
Greenhouse Management
Landscape Management
Turfgrass Management
Independent Study
Special Topics
Plus Agricultural Science electives 16 sh from:16
any course with Ag, AEc, AnS, AMc, EqSc, FDSC or PLS prefix
Required support courses (with a minimum grade of D)
AEC 314Farm Management3
IT 111Computer-Aided Design (CAD)3
PSY 300Learning Processes and Development3
Survey of General Chemistry
   and Experimental Survey of General Chemistry: Laboratory Section *
General and Quantitative Chemistry I
Required certification courses
RDG 380Comprehension and Vocabulary in Middle and High Schools3
SED 300Teaching Profession3
AGED 404Supervised Experience Programs3
AGED 465Student Tch Secondary Sch6
AGED 470Meth Tchg Ag Sci/Tech3
AGED 471The Prog Instr Ag Sci/Tech3
Total Hours120

This course fulfills the Core Curriculum Requirements