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|
|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) 1||3|
|Component Area IX (Component Area Option)||4|
|Degree Specific Requirements|
|AGRI 1309||Computers in Agriculture (or approved substitute)||3|
|or CSTE 1330||Introduction to Computers|
|CHEM 1406||Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 2||4|
|MATH 1314||Pre Calculus Algebra 3||3|
|or MATH 1332||College Mathematics|
|MATH 1369||Elementary Statistics||3|
|or STAT 1369||Elementary Statistics|
|AGBU 2317||Principles of Agri Economics||3|
|AGET 2303||Intro to Ag Engineering Tech||3|
|AGRI 1131||Intro to Pro Leadership Skills||1|
& ANSC 1119
and Animal Science Laboratory
& PLSC 1107
and Plant Science Laboratory
|Major Core for Certification|
|ACOM 3360||Communication Skills for Agriculturists||3|
|AGBU 2389||Agribusiness Financl Analysis||3|
|AGED 3310||Teaching Ag Technology||3|
|AGED 3320||The Secondary Agriculture Education Program||3|
|AGED 4388||Secondary Agriculture Education Program Management||3|
|AGET 4381||Adv Agricultural Mechanics||3|
|ANSC 3373||Animal Nutrition||3|
|ANSC 4360||Livestock Mgt Techniques||3|
|Select 3 hours from Animal Production Electives:||3|
|Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt|
|Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt|
|Game Animal Production|
|PLSC 2399||Floral Design 4||3|
|PLSC 3440||Soil Science||4|
|PLSC 4370||Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt||3|
|or PLSC 3395||Plant Propagation Techniques|
|CISE 3384||The Teaching Profession||3|
|CISE 4364||Mth Tch Secondary Schools||3|
|CISE 4378||Content Literacy||3|
|CISE 4379||Differentiated Pedagogy||3|
|CISE 4380||Respon Of Pro Educator||3|
|Secondary Ed Courses - AGED|
|AGED 4364||Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education||3|
|AGED 4365||Student Teaching in Agriculture Education||3|
|AGED 4366||Student Teaching in Agriculture Education||3|
|AGED 4394||Agriculture Education Learning Environments||3|
ANSC 2360 is recommended.
CHEM 1406 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Life and Physical ScienceI and the Degree Specific Requirement.
PLSC 2399 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts), the Degree Specific Requirement, and the major.
& ANSC 1119
|AGRI 1131||1||ENGL 13021||3|
|ENGL 13011||3||HIST 13022||3|
|HIST 13012||3||MATH 1369 or STAT 1369||3|
|MATH 1314 or 13323||3||PLSC 1307|
& PLSC 1107
|Component Area III||4||Component Area VIII6||3|
|AGBU 2317||3||AGBU 2389||3|
|AGRI 1309 or CSTE 1330||3||CHEM 14067||4|
|PLSC 23994||3||KINE 2115, NGLI 1101, or ECON 1100||1|
|POLS 23055||3||POLS 23065||3|
|AGET 4381||3||Component Area IX||3||AGED 3310||3|
|AGED 3320||3||Animal Production Elective8||3||AGED 4388||3|
|ANSC 3373||3||ANSC 4360||3|
|CISE 3384||3||CISE 4378||3|
|PLSC 3440||4||CISE 4380||3|
|Component Area IV||3||AGED 4364||3|
|ACOM 3360||3||AGED 4365||3|
|CISE 4364||3||AGED 4366||3|
|CISE 4379||3||AGED 4394||3|
|PLSC 4370 or 3395||3|
|Total Hours: 124|
Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).
Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).
Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).
Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).
Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).
ANSC 2360 is recommended.
Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).
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.