Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Engineering Technology with Teaching 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 education and secondary pedagogy.  This comprehensive and diverse approach 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 plant and soil sciences who are seeking AFNR teacher certification 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 Engineering Technology 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 Agriculturists (ACOM 3360 recommended)3
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 1369Elementary Statistics3
or STAT 1369 Elementary Statistics
PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
Classical Physics & Thermdynmc
and Class Phy & Thermodynamics Lab
4
Major Core
AGRI 1131Intro to Pro Leadership Skills1
AGET 2303Intro to Ag Engineering Tech3
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 Teaching Certification
AGBU 2317Principles of Agri Economics3
AGBU 2389Agribusiness Financl Analysis3
AGED 3310Teaching Ag Technology3
AGED 3320The Secondary Agriculture Education Program3
AGED 4388Secondary Agriculture Education Program Management3
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 4360Livestock Mgt Techniques3
Select 3 hours from Animal Production Electives3
Meat Science
Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt
Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt
Equine Science
Game Animal Production
AGET 3380Agricultural Machinery3
AGET 3386Agricultural Structures and Environmental Control Systems3
AGET 4381Adv Agricultural Mechanics3
AGET 4387Agricultural Engines & Tractor3
ETDD 1361Engineering Graphics3
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
or PLSC 3395 Plant Propagation Techniques
Teaching Certification
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 Hours140

Notes

Students must earn a 2.5 minimum GPA in all Education coursework (SHSU and cumulative).

Students must earn a "C" or better in all Education coursework.

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA in all Agricultural Engineering Technology major courses. 

 Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
AGET 23033ENGL 130213 
AGRI 11311HIST 130223 
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4KINE 2115, NGLI 1101, or ECON 110041 
ENGL 130113PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
4 
HIST 130123POLS 230553 
MATH 1314 or 133233  
 17 14 
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303Component Area V3 
AGBU 23173Component Area VIII3 
CHEM 140664ACOM 3360 or ENGL 33303 
MATH 1369 or STAT 13693AGBU 23893 
POLS 230653Animal Production Electives73 
 ETDD 13613 
 16 18 
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
Component Area III4Component Area IX3AGED 33103
ANSC 33733AGET 43873AGED 43883
AGED 33203AGET 33863AGET 43813
CISE 33843CISE 43783PLSC 34404
PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
4CISE 43803 
 PLSC 4370 or 33953 
 17 18 13
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
Component Area IV3AGED 43643 
AGET 33803AGED 43653 
ANSC 43603AGED 43663 
CISE 43643AGED 43943 
CISE 43793  
 15 12 
Total Hours: 140

Notes: 

Students must earn a 2.5 minimum GPA in all Education coursework (SHSU and cumulative).

Students must earn a "C" or better in all Education coursework.

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA in all Agricultural Engineering Technology major courses. 

Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.

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 Engineering Technology with Teaching Certification is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Understand the importance and use of technology found in the agriculture and related industries for real-world problem solving.

  • Evaluate how technology has changed in our society and how those technologies are used in modern agriculture and related industries.

  • Analyze engineering issues found within the agriculture and/or other related industries and the technological solutions to those problems.

  • Apply independent and team-working skills to accomplish objectives and meet organizational goals.

  • Demonstrate a work ethic and soft skills that are desirable of an employee.

  • Use professional oral and written communication skills for the transfer of technologically-rich knowledge.

  • Manage, organize, and conduct Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs, 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.