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Major in Agriculture—Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

The Agriculture - Teacher Certification degree is a bridge 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.

Requirements for licensure and/or certification vary from state to state. Our programs prepare students for licensure and/or certification in the State of Texas. We do not represent that our programs prepare students for licensure and/or certification in other states.

Select BIOL 1411 or 1413, CHEM 1405 or 1411, MATH 1314, AGRI 2300, and AGBE 2317 to satisfy core curriculum requirements.

Major Requirements (32 hours)

  • AGRI 2372 - Welding and Metalwork (HAZ) 
  • AGRI 3303 - Agricultural Agencies in the United States 
  • AGRI 3304 - Mechanical Systems Management in Agriculture (HAZ) 
  • AGRI 3306 - Agricultural Leadership in Youth Organizations 
  • AGRI 3318 - Agricultural Statistics 
  • AGRI 3103 - Agricultural Industry and Career Preparation 
  • AGRI 4302 - Agricultural Buildings and Environmental Control (HAZ) 
  • AGBE 3301 - Farm and Ranch Management  or
  • AGBE 3302 - Marketing of Agricultural Products  or
  • AGBE 3304 - Agricultural Business Management 

 

  • ANSC 3374 - Principles of Nutrition 
  • PSES 1301 - Principles of Horticulture (HAZ) 
  • PSES 2411 - Soils and the Environment (HAZ) 

Educational Component (30 hours)

  • AGRI 2371 - Introduction to Agriculture Education 
  • AGRI 4305 - Conducting Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs 
  • EPSY 3341 - Educational Psychology 
  • EPSY 3350 - Children with Special Needs 
  • EDPD 3340 - Educational Foundations 
  • EDPD 4341 - Classroom Management in Agriscience 
  • EDSE 4321 - Teaching in Agriscience 
  • EDSE 4340 - Student Teaching-Secondary 
  • EDSE 4341 - Student Teaching-Secondary 
  • EDRD 4386 - Secondary Reading in the Content Area 

Bachelor of Science Requirements (6 hours)

Six hours chosen from biology, chemistry, geology, geosciences, mathematics, physics or natural sciences.

Electives (10 hours)

 

Major in Agriculture—Non-certification Option

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, ENGL 1302, AGRI 2300 and AGBE 2317 to satisfy core curriculum requirements.

Major Requirements (41 hours)

  • AGRI 2372 - Welding and Metalwork (HAZ) 
  • AGRI 3303 - Agricultural Agencies in the United States 
  • AGRI 3304 - Mechanical Systems Management in Agriculture (HAZ) 
  • AGRI 3306 - Agricultural Leadership in Youth Organizations 
  • AGRI 3318 - Agricultural Statistics 
  • AGRI 3103 - Agricultural Industry and Career Preparation 
  • AGRI 4302 - Agricultural Buildings and Environmental Control (HAZ) 
  • ANSC 3374 - Principles of Nutrition 

  • ANSC 2376 - Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation (HAZ)  or
  • AGRI 1329 - Food Science  or
  • ANSC 4329 - Meat Animal Welfare Management 

  • PSES 1301 - Principles of Horticulture (HAZ) 
  • PSES 2411 - Soils and the Environment (HAZ) 

  • AGBE 3301 - Farm and Ranch Management  or
  • AGBE 3302 - Marketing of Agricultural Products  or
  • AGBE 3304 - Agricultural Business Management  

  • Six hours internship

Educational Component (6 hours)

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

Bachelor of Science Requirements (6 hours)

Six hours chosen from biology, chemistry, geology, geosciences, mathematics, physics or natural sciences.

Agricultural Electives (18 hours)

Complete 18 semester credit hours from any AGRI, AGBE, ANSC, or PSES course; 12 hours must be 3000-4000 level.

Free Electives (7 hours)

For Additional Information Please Contact:

Dr. Lance Kieth at lkieth@wtamu.edu

Dr. Kevin Williams at kwilliams@wtamu.edu

Dr. Nate Wolf at nwolf@wtamu.edu