Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Agriculture 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 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)3
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 14
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 23
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
4
PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
Plant Science
and Plant Science Laboratory
4
Major Core for Certification
AGBU 2389Agribusiness Financl Analysis3
ACOM 3360Communication Skills for Agriculturists3
AGED 3320Interdiscip Agr Sci & Technol3
AGED 3310Teaching Ag Technology3
AGED 4388Agr Sci & Tech Program Mgt3
AGET 4381Adv Agricultural Mechanics3
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 4360Livestock Mgt Techniques3
Select 3 hours of Animal Science/Equine Science:3
Meat Science
Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt
Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt
Equine Science
PLSC 2399Floral Design 33
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
or PLSC 3395 Plant Propagation Techniques
Minor
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 Hours124
1

CHEM 1406 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Life and Physical ScienceI and the Degree Specific Requirement.

2

MATH 1314 or MATH 1332 satisfy Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

3

PLSC 2399 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts), the Degree Specific Requirement, and the major.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
AGRI 11311AGET 23033 
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4ENGL 130213 
ENGL 130113HIST 130223 
HIST 130123MATH 1369 or STAT 13693 
MATH 1314 or 133233PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
4 
 14 16 
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
Component Area III 4Component Area VIII (ANSC 2360 is recommended)3 
AGBU 23173Component Area IX 1 
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303AGBU 23893 
PLSC 239943CHEM 140664 
POLS 230553POLS 230653 
 16 14 
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
Component Area IV 3Component Area IX 3AGED 33103
AGED 33203ACOM 33603AGED 43883
AGET 43813ANSC 43603 
ANSC 33733ANSC OR EQSC Production Elective3 
PLSC 34404CISE 33843 
 16 15 6
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
CISE 43643AGED 43643 
CISE 43783AGED 43653 
CISE 43793AGED 43663 
CISE 43803AGED 43803 
PLSC 4370 or 33953  
 15 12 
Total Hours: 124
1

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

2

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

3

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

4

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).

5

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

6

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).