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 Major in Agriculture—Teacher Certification
(Major Code: 497)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

The Agriculture - Teacher Certification degree is a bridged program between the Dept. of Agricultural Sciences and the Dept. of Education.  If you major in agriculture, your degree plan will include University core requirements, department core requirements, agricultural science core requirements, and major requirements specified under each degree option and total 120 semester credit hours. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) for all courses at WTAMU counted toward the degree.  In addition, students in the teacher certification option of the agriculture major must meet professional development standards set by the Department of Education such as required classes, student teaching, and teacher certification exams. For specific requirements, see the “Department of Education” section of the course catalog.

Select BIOL 1411 or 1413, CHEM 1405 or 1411, MATH 1314 and AGBE 2317 to satisfy core curriculum requirements.

Educational Component (24 hours)

  • AGRI 2371- Introduction to Agriculture Education
  • AGRI 4305- Conducting Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs
  • EDPD 3340- Educational Foundations
  • EDPD 4340- Classroom Management
  • EDSE 4321- Teaching in Agriscience
  • EDSE 4340- Student Teaching (Secondary)
  • EDSE 4341- Student Teaching (Secondary)
  • EDRD 4386- Secondary Reading in the Content Area

Department Core (13–16 hours)*

  • IDS 1071- Elementary Group Dynamics
  • AGBE 2317- Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics
  • AGRI or BIOL 3301- Genetics
  • AGRI 3318- Agricultural Statistics
  • ANSC 1319- Principles of Animal Science
  • PSES 1307- Principles of Plant Science

*If AGBE 2317 is used to meet University core requirements, department core is 13 hours.

Major Requirements (29 hours)

  • AGRI 2372- Welding and Metalwork
  • AGRI 3303- Agricultural Agencies in the United States
  • AGRI 3304- Mechanical Systems Management in Agriculture
  • AGRI 3306- Principles of Agricultural Leadership
  • AGRI 4103- Senior Seminar
  • AGRI 4302- Agricultural Buildings and Environmental Control
  • Choose one from AGBE 3301 or 3302 or 3304- Farm and Ranch Management, Marketing of Agricultural Products, or Agricultural Business Management
  • ANSC 3374- Principles of Nutrition
  • PSES 1301- Principles of Horticulture
  • PSES 3411- Soils

Miscellaneous Requirements (6 hours)

  • EPSY 3341- Educational Psychology
  • EPSY 3350- Children with Special Needs

Agricultural Electives (6 hours)

  • Three hours must be a 3000- or 4000-level course.

Major in Agriculture—Non-certification Option
(Major Code: 501)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

The Agriculture Non-certification degree plan allows the student more freedom to choose which classes they would like to take due to the required 18 hours of Agricultural Electives.  If you major in agriculture your degree plan will include University core requirements, department core requirements, agricultural science core requirements, and major requirements specified under each degree option and total 120 semester credit hours. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) for all courses at WTAMU counted toward the degree.  At lease 36 hours must be earned from upper level (3000 or 4000) level courses.

Select BIOL 1411, CHEM 1405 or 1411, MATH 1314 and AGBE 2317 to satisfy core curriculum requirements.

Educational Component (6 hours)

  • AGRI 2371- Introduction to Agriculture Education
  • AGRI 3303- Agricultural Agencies in the United States

Department Core (13–16 hours)*

  • IDS 1071- Elementary Group Dynamics
  • AGBE 2317- Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics
  • AGRI or BIOL 3301- Genetics
  • AGRI 3318- Agricultural Statistics
  • ANSC 1319- Principles of Animal Science
  • PSES 1307- Principles of Plant Science

*If AGBE 2317 is used to meet University core requirements, department core is 13 hours.

Major Requirements (35 hours)

  • AGRI 2372- Welding and Metalwork
  • AGRI 3304- Mechanical Systems Management in Agriculture
  • AGRI 3306- Principles of Agricultural Leadership
  • AGRI 4103- Senior Seminar
  • AGRI 4302- Agricultural Buildings and Environmental Control
  • ANSC 3374- Principles of Nutrition
  • ANSC 2376- Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation
  • PSES 1301- Principles of Horticulture
  • PSES 3411- Soils
  • Choose one from AGBE 3301- Farm and Ranch Management, 3302- Marketing of Agricultural Products or 3304-Agricultural Business Management
  • Six hours internship.

Agricultural Electives (18 hours)

  • At least nine semester credit hours from any 3000- or 4000-level course from AGRI, AGBE, ANSC, or PSES.

Free Electives (6 hours)

For Additional Information Please Contact:

Dr. Lance Kieth at lkieth@wtamu.edu

Dr. Kevin Williams at kwilliams@wtamu.edu

 

 

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