Bachelor of Science, Double Major in Education and Interdisciplinary Agriculture

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Teacher Certification

The primary emphasis of the teaching certification program is the preparation of secondary teachers of Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR). Students gain a broad background in the agricultural sciences along with professional preparation courses in agricultural education and secondary pedagogy. This comprehensive and diverse background prepares students for a wide variety of professional agricultural careers.

The teaching certification option can be chosen with any of the agricultural emphasis majors as shown. Students majoring in interdisciplinary agriculture, agricultural business, animal science, agricultural engineering technology, or plant and soil sciences who are seeking AFNR teacher certification select CISE as their minor.

All students seeking teaching certification must be advised each semester to ensure proper sequencing of classes.

Bachelor of Science, Double Major in Education and Interdisciplinary Agriculture
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 13
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
AGRI 1309Computers in Agriculture (or approved substitute)3
or CSTE 1330 Introduction to Computers
CHEM 1406Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 24
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 33
or MATH 1332 College Mathematics
Education Major
CISE 3384The Teaching Profession3
CISE 4364Mth Tch Secondary Schools3
CISE 4378Content Literacy3
CISE 4379Differentiated Pedagogy3
CISE 4380Respon Of Pro Educator3
SPED 3301Learn and Instruc Child W/Disa3
TESL 4303Teaching Eng As A Second Lang3
Interdisciplinary Agriculture Major
ACOM 3360Communication Skills for Agriculturists3
AGBU 2317Principles of Agri Economics3
AGBU 2389Agribusiness Financl Analysis3
AGED 3310Teaching Ag Technology3
AGED 3320The Secondary Agriculture Education Program3
AGED 4388Secondary Agriculture Education Program Management3
AGET 4381Adv Agricultural Mechanics3
AGET 2303Intro to Ag Engineering Tech3
AGRI 1131Intro to Pro Leadership Skills1
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
4
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 4360Livestock Mgt Techniques3
Select 3 hours from Animal Production Electives:3
Meat Science
Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt
Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt
Equine Science
Game Animal Production
PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
Plant Science
and Plant Science Laboratory
4
PLSC 2399Floral Design 43
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
or PLSC 3395 Plant Propagation Techniques
Secondary Ed Courses - AGED
AGED 4364Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education3
AGED 4365Student Teaching in Agriculture Education3
AGED 4366Student Teaching in Agriculture Education3
AGED 4394Agriculture Education Learning Environments3
Total Hours127

Notes

Students must earn a 2.5 minimum GPA in all Education coursework (SHSU and cumulative).

Students must earn a "C" or better in all Education coursework.

Students must earn cumulative 2.0 minimum GPA in all Interdisciplinary Agriculture major coursework.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
AGRI 11311Component Area VIII53 
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4AGET 23033 
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213 
HIST 130123HIST 130223 
KINE 2115, NGLI 1101, or ECON 110031PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
4 
MATH 1314 or 133243  
 15 16 
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
Component Area III4Component Area IV3 
AGBU 23173CISE 33843 
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303AGBU 23893 
PLSC 239963CHEM 140684 
POLS 230573POLS 230673 
 16 16 
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
AGET 43813Component Area IX3AGED 33103
AGED 33203Animal Production Elective93AGED 43883
ANSC 33733ANSC 43603 
CISE 43803CISE 43783 
PLSC 34404SPED 33013 
 16 15 6
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
ACOM 33603AGED 43643 
CISE 43643AGED 43653 
CISE 43793AGED 43663 
PLSC 4370 or 33953AGED 43943 
TESL 43033  
 15 12 
Total Hours: 127

Notes 
Students must earn a 2.5 minimum GPA in all Education coursework (SHSU and cumulative).

Students must earn a "C" or better in all Education coursework.

Students must earn cumulative 2.0 minimum GPA in all Interdisciplinary Agriculture major coursework.

Animal Production Electives 9
ANSC 3376Meat Science3
ANSC 4376Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt3
ANSC 4380Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt3
EQSC 2364Equine Science3
WMGT 3381Game Animal Production3

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS with a Double Major in Education and in Interdisciplinary Agriculture is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Demonstrate technical knowledge and skills necessary for entry level Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources teachers in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Communication, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Animal Science, and Plant and Soil Science.

  • Manage, organize, and conduct Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs, Leadership, Career, and Speaking Development Events.

  • Develop annual and long range plans (program of activity, semester and lesson plans, etc.)

  • Use effective research-based techniques to develop a positive classroom environment.

  • Create lessons and units of instruction to meet the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills requirements for Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources classes.