Transfer Articulation: Agricultural Education

A cooperative program leading to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources teacher certification at Sam Houston State University.  This program requires students to major in one of the following: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Animal Science, Interdisciplinary Agriculture, or Plant and Soil Science, with Secondary Education as the minor.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources teacher certification enables students to teach agriculture at the middle school or high school level.  Students study many disciplines within the field of agriculture and gain first-hand experience through student teaching.  The degree also prepares students to work with a variety of people – youth, parents, administrators, industry personnel, the general public, etc. – in addition to gaining specific skills in scientific and technical agriculture.  Because of the experience in working with people, employers outside of education also value the education and soft skills gained.

The following courses may generally be used as transfer credit for degrees in Agriculture.

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The Core Curriculum at Sam Houston State University (to be used by all incoming students as of fall 2014) contains 42 semester credit hours, encompassing nine component areas. Each component area has a minimum credit hour requirement and a selection of specific courses that may be used to satisfy the requirement. The Core Curriculum details Sam Houston State University courses and their Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) equivalents for college transfer students which comprise SHSU’s core curriculum.

Many SHSU disciplines including the sciences, business, and education require specific courses from the SHSU core as degree specific graduation requirements. To minimize cost and time to complete degree requirements always select SHSU/transfer core courses specified as degree requirements in your intended major.  If you have not decided on a major, select core courses supporting your intended area of academic concentration.

Prior to enrolling in core classes, students are encouraged to review specific degree requirements for their major. Selection of major-specified core courses reduces the total number of hours required for graduation.

If you do not see a Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) mapping a specific core course to your transfer institution, please go to Transfer Course Equivalency Guide and select your institution from the drop-down menu. The result will list all currently mapped transfer courses from your institution to SHSU courses.