Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Engineering Technology with Teaching Certification

Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Engineering Technology with Teaching Certification
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 33
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 43
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 54
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 24
ETDD 1361Engineering Graphics3
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13
or MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
or MATH 1324 Mth for Mngl Decision Making
or MATH 1332 College Mathematics
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics3
PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
Classical Physics & Thermdynmc
and Class Phy & Thermodynamics Lab
4
Major: Foundation
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
AGET 2303Intro to Ag Engineering Tech3
AGET 3380Agricultural Machinery3
AGET 3386Agricultural Structures and Environmental Control Systems3
AGET 4381Adv Agricultural Mechanics3
AGET 4387Agricultural Engines & Tractor3
AGRI 1131Intro to Pro Leadership Skills1
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
4
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 4360Livestock Mgt Techniques3
PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
Plant Science
and Plant Science Laboratory
4
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
or PLSC 3395 Plant Propagation Techniques
Major: Prescribed Electives
Select 3 hours from Animal Production Electives:3
Meat Science
Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt
Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt
Equine Science
Game Animal Production
Teaching Certification
CISE 3384The Teaching Profession3
CISE 4364Mth Tch Secondary Schools3
CISE 4379Differentiated Pedagogy3
CISE 4380Respon Of Pro Educator3
READ 4378Multiple Literacies in Secondary Education3
Secondary Ed Courses - AGED
AGED 4364Methods of Teaching Agriculture Education3
AGED 4365Student Teaching in Agriculture Education3
AGED 4366Student Teaching in Agriculture Education3
AGED 4394Agriculture Education Learning Environments3
Minor: Not Required 6,7
Total Hours140
1

MATH 1314 or MATH 1332 is recommended. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

2

CHEM 1406 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and Degree Specific Requirement for major.

3

PLSC 2399 is recommended and satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).

4

ANSC 2360 is recommended and satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences). 

5

KINE 2115, NGLI 1101, or ECON 1100 is recommended and satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

6

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours may be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

7

The following minors cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Conservation Biology, Minor in Early Childhood Education, and Minor in Wildlife Ecology. 

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

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

Students must earn a "C" or better in all agricultural science major coursework.

Students must earn an overall GPA of 2.75 to be eligible for teacher certification in Texas.

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

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
AGET 23033Component Area IX 41 
AGRI 11311ENGL 130213 
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4HIST 130223 
ENGL 130113PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
4 
HIST 130123POLS 230553 
MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, or 133233  
 17 14 
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
AGBU 23173Component Area V73 
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303Component Area VIII83 
CHEM 140664ACOM 3360 or ENGL 33303 
MATH 13423AGBU 23893 
POLS 230653ETDD 13613 
 Major: Prescribed Electives93 
 16 18 
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
Component Area III4Component Area IX3AGED 33103
AGED 33203AGET 33863AGED 43883
ANSC 33733AGET 43873AGET 43813
CISE 33843CISE 43803PLSC 34404
PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
4PLSC 4370 or 33953 
 READ 43783 
 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
1

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

2

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

3

MATH 1314 or MATH 1332 is recommended. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

4

KINE 2115 NGLI 1101, or ECON 1100 recommended and satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

5

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

6

CHEM 1406 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and Degree Specific Requirement for major.

7

PLSC 2399 is recommended and satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).

8

ANSC 2360 is recommended and satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences). 

9

Select one of the Prescribed Electives from the course list below.  

Prescribed Electives
Animal Production Electives 9
ANSC 3376Meat Science3
ANSC 4376Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt3
ANSC 4380Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt3
EQSC 2364Equine Science3
WMGT 3381Game Animal Production3

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

The following minors cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Conservation Biology, Minor in Early Childhood Education, and Minor in Wildlife Ecology. 

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

Students must earn a "C" or better in all agricultural science major coursework.

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

Students must earn an overall GPA of 2.75 to be eligible for teacher certification in Texas.

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.