Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Agriculture with Teaching Certification

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, Major in Interdisciplinary Agriculture with Teaching Certification
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
MATH 1369Elementary Statistics3
or STAT 1369 Elementary Statistics
Major Core
AGBU 2317Principles of Agri Economics3
AGET 2303Intro to Ag Engineering Tech3
AGRI 1131Intro to Pro Leadership Skills1
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
Plant Science
and Plant Science Laboratory
Major Core for Certification
ACOM 3360Communication Skills for Agriculturists3
AGBU 2389Agribusiness Financl Analysis3
AGED 3310Teaching Ag Technology3
AGED 3320The Secondary Agriculture Education Program3
AGED 4388Secondary Agriculture Education Program Management3
AGET 4381Adv Agricultural Mechanics3
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 2399Floral Design 43
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
or PLSC 3395 Plant Propagation Techniques
CISE 3384The Teaching Profession3
CISE 4364Mth Tch Secondary Schools3
CISE 4378Content Literacy3
CISE 4379Differentiated Pedagogy3
CISE 4380Respon Of Pro Educator3
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 Hours124
First Year
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4AGET 23033 
AGRI 11311ENGL 130213 
ENGL 130113HIST 130223 
HIST 130123MATH 1369 or STAT 13693 
MATH 1314 or 133233PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
 14 16 
Second Year
Component Area III4Component Area VIII63 
AGBU 23173AGBU 23893 
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303CHEM 140674 
PLSC 239943KINE 2115, NGLI 1101, or ECON 11001 
POLS 230553POLS 230653 
 16 14 
Third Year
AGET 43813Component Area IX3AGED 33103
AGED 33203Animal Production Elective83AGED 43883
ANSC 33733ANSC 43603 
CISE 33843CISE 43783 
PLSC 34404CISE 43803 
 16 15 6
Fourth Year
Component Area IV3AGED 43643 
ACOM 33603AGED 43653 
CISE 43643AGED 43663 
CISE 43793AGED 43943 
PLSC 4370 or 33953  
 15 12 
Total Hours: 124

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 in Interdisciplinary Agriculture with Teaching Certification 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.