Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Business 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 Agricultural Business 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)||3|
|Component Area IX (Component Area Option)||4|
|Degree Specific Requirements|
|ACOM 3360||Communication Skills for Agriculturists||3|
|or ENGL 3330||Intro to Technical Writing|
|AGRI 1309||Computers in Agriculture (or approved substitute)||3|
|or CSTE 1330||Introduction to Computers|
|CHEM 1406||Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 1||4|
|MATH 1324||Mth for Mngl Decision Making 2||3|
|STAT/MATH 1369||Elementary Statistics||3|
|AGBU 2317||Principles of Agri Economics||3|
|AGBU 2385||Analysis of the Agr Sector||3|
|AGBU 2389||Agribusiness Financl Analysis||3|
|AGBU 3361||Agribusiness Org & Mgt||3|
|AGBU 3367||Agricultural Finance||3|
|AGBU 4340||Agribusiness Marketing||3|
|AGBU 4363||Agricultural Sales & Consulting||3|
|AGRI 1131||Intro to Pro Leadership Skills||1|
|or UNIV 1301||Intro To Collegiate Studies|
& ANSC 1119
and Animal Science Laboratory
& PLSC 1107
and Plant Science Laboratory
|Major Core for Certification|
|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|
|AGET 2303||Intro to Ag Engineering Tech||3|
|ANSC 3373||Animal Nutrition||3|
|ANSC 4360||Livestock Mgt Techniques||3|
|PLSC 3440||Soil Science||4|
|PLSC 4370||Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt||3|
|or PLSC 3395||Plant Propagation Techniques|
|Select one of the following Animal Production Electives||3|
|Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt|
|Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt|
|Game Animal Production|
|Minor (if required)|
|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|
CHEM 1406 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and the Degree Specific requirement.
MATH 1324 satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics) and the Degree Specific requirement.
|AGET 2303||3||AGRI 1309 or CSTE 1330||3|
|AGRI 1131 or UNIV 1301||1||ENGL 13021||3|
& ANSC 1119
|ENGL 13011||3||MATH 1369 or STAT 1369||3|
|HIST 13012||3||PLSC 1307|
& PLSC 1107
|Component Area VIII||3||Component Area III||4|
|AGBU 2317||3||Component Area IV||3|
|AGBU 2385||3||Component Area V||3|
|CHEM 14064||4||AGBU 2389||3|
|POLS 23055||3||KINE 2115, NGLI 1101, or ECON 11006||1|
|ACOM 3360 or ENGL 3330||3||AGBU 3361||3||AGED 3310||3|
|AGED 3320||3||AGBU 4340||3||AGED 4388||3|
|AGBU 3367||3||ANSC 3373||3||AGET 4381||3|
|AGBU 4363||3||Animal Production Elective7||3||Component Area 9||3|
|CISE 3384||3||CISE 4378||3|
|ANSC 4360||3||AGED 4364||3|
|CISE 4364||3||AGED 4365||3|
|CISE 4379||3||AGED 4366||3|
|PLSC 3440||4||AGED 4394||3|
|PLSC 4370 or 3395||3|
|Total Hours: 139|
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 II (Mathematics).
Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).
Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).
Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).
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 Agricultural Business with Teaching Certification is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:
- Manage, organize, and conduct Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs and 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.