Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Business 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 Agricultural Business 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
MATH 1324Mth For Mngl Decision Making 23
STAT/MATH 1369Elementary Statistics3
Major Core
AGBU 2317Principles Of Agri Economics3
AGBU 2385Analysis of the Agr Sector3
AGBU 2389Agribusiness Financl Analysis3
AGBU 3367Agricultural Finance3
AGBU 4340Agribusiness Marketing3
AGBU 4363Agricultural Sales & Consulting3
AGRI 1131Intro To Pro Leadership Skills1
or UNIV 1301 Intro To Collegiate Studies
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
AGED 3310Teaching Ag Technology3
AGED 3320Interdiscip Agr Sci & Technol3
AGED 4388Agr Sci & Tech Program Mgt3
AGET 4381Adv Agricultural Mechanics3
AGET 2303Intro to Ag Engineering Tech3
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 4360Livestock Mgt Techniques3
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
or PLSC 3395 Plant Propagation Techniques
Select one from the following:3
Meat Science
Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt
Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt
Equine Science
Game Animal Production
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 4394Ag. Ed. Learning Environments3
Total Hours136
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
AGET 23033AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303 
AGRI 11311ENGL 130213 
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4HIST 130223 
ENGL 130113MATH 1369 or STAT 13693 
HIST 130123PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
4 
MATH 132433  
 17 16 
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
Component Area VIII3Component Area iii4 
AGBU 23173Component Area iv3 
AGBU 23853Component Area v3 
CHEM 140644AGBU 23893 
POLS 230553KINE 2115, NGLI 1101, or ECON 110061 
 POLS 230653 
 16 17 
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
ACOM 3360 or ENGL 33303AGBU 43403AGED 33103
AGED 33203ANSC 33733AGED 43883
AGBU 33613Animal Science Production Course 73AGET 43813
AGBU 43633CISE 43783Component Area 93
CISE 33843CISE 43803 
 15 15 12
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
ANSC 43603AGED 43643 
CISE 43643AGED 43653 
CISE 43793AGED 43663 
PLSC 4370 or 33953AGED 43943 
PLSC 34404  
 16 12 
Total Hours: 136