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
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
or ENGL 3330 Intro to Technical Writing
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 3361Agribusiness Org & Mgt3
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
PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
Plant Science
and Plant Science Laboratory
Major Core for Certification
AGED 3310Teaching Ag Technology3
AGED 3320The Secondary Agriculture Education Program3
AGED 4388Secondary Agriculture Education Program Management3
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 of the following Animal Production Electives3
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 4364Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education3
AGED 4365Student Teaching in Agriculture Education3
AGED 4366Student Teaching in Agriculture Education3
AGED 4394Agriculture Education Learning Environments3
Total Hours139
First Year
AGET 23033AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303 
AGRI 1131 or UNIV 13011ENGL 130213 
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4HIST 130223 
ENGL 130113MATH 1369 or STAT 13693 
HIST 130123PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
MATH 132433  
 17 16 
Second Year
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
ACOM 3360 or ENGL 33303AGBU 33613AGED 33103
AGED 33203AGBU 43403AGED 43883
AGBU 33673ANSC 33733AGET 43813
AGBU 43633Animal Production Elective73Component Area 93
CISE 33843CISE 43783 
 CISE 43803 
 15 18 12
Fourth Year
ANSC 43603AGED 43643 
CISE 43643AGED 43653 
CISE 43793AGED 43663 
PLSC 34404AGED 43943 
PLSC 4370 or 33953  
 16 12 
Total Hours: 139

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.