Bachelor of Science, Major in Animal Science with Teaching Certification

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

The primary emphasis of the teacher 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 and secondary pedagogy. This comprehensive background prepares students for a wide variety of professional agricultural careers.

The teacher 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 horticulture and crop sciences who are seeking AFNR teacher certification should select CISE as their minor.

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

Bachelor of Science, Major in Animal Science 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)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
ACOM 3360Communication Skills for Agriculturists3
AGRI 1309Computers in Agriculture (or approved substitute)3
or CSTE 1330 Introduction To Computers
CHEM 1406Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 14
or CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1407Intro Organic and Biochemistry 14
or CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II
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
4
ANSC 3363Anatomy & Physiology of the Domestic Animal3
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 3376Meat Science3
ANSC 4389Animal Reproduction3
ANSC 4394Animal Feeds And Feeding3
PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
Plant Science
and Plant Science Laboratory
4
Major Core for Certification
AGBU 2389Agribusiness Financl Analysis3
AGED 3310Teaching Ag Technology3
AGED 3320Interdiscip Agr Sci & Technol3
AGED 4388Agr Sci & Tech Program Mgt3
AGET 4381Adv Agricultural Mechanics3
Select one from the following (Animal Science Production):3
Equine Science
Livestock Mgt Techniques
Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt
Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
or PLSC 4383 Range Management
Minor (if required)
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 4364Methds Tchg Agricultural Sci3
AGED 4365Std Tchng Agricultural Science3
AGED 4366Std Tchng Agricultural Science3
AGED 4380Respnsblty Of Pro Agr Sci Edu3
Total Hours133
1

CHEM 1406 and CHEM 1407 satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and the Degree Specific Requirement.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I 3Component Area I 3
Component Area II 3Component Area IV 3
Component Area IX 1AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303
AGET 23033CHEM 1406 or 141114
AGRI 11311MATH 1369 or STAT 13693
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4 
 15 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area V 3Component Area VI 3
Component Area VI 3Component Area VII 3
Component Area IX 3Component Area VIII 3
AGBU 23173ANSC 33733
ANSC 33633PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
4
CHEM 1407 or 141214 
 19 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VII 3ACOM 33603
AGBU 23893AGED 33203
AGED 43643AGED 43653
ANSC 33763AGED 43663
ANSC Production Elective3ANSC 43893
 PLSC 4370 or 43833
 15 18
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AGED 33103CISE 33843
AGED 43803CISE 43643
AGED 43883CISE 43783
AGET 43813CISE 43793
ANSC 43943CISE 43803
PLSC 34404 
 19 15
Total Hours: 133
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Satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement fo Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).