Bachelor of Science, Major in Animal Science 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 Animal Science 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
or CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1407Intro Organic and Biochemistry 14
or CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 23
or MATH 1332 College Mathematics
MATH 1369Elementary Statistics3
or STAT 1369 Elementary Statistics
Animal Science Major Core
AGBU 2317Principles of Agri Economics3
AGET 2303Intro to Ag Engineering Tech3
AGRI 1131Intro to Pro Leadership Skills1
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
4
ANSC 3363Anatomy & Physiology of the Domestic Animal3
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 3376Meat Science3
ANSC 4389Animal Reproduction3
ANSC 4394Animal Feeds And Feeding3
PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
Plant Science
and Plant Science Laboratory
4
Animal Science Major Core for Teaching Certification
AGBU 2389Agribusiness Financl Analysis3
AGED 3310Teaching Ag Technology3
AGED 3320The Secondary Agriculture Education Program3
AGED 4388Secondary Agriculture Education Program Management3
AGET 4381Adv Agricultural Mechanics3
ANSC 4360Livestock Mgt Techniques3
Select one from the following Animal Production Electives:3
Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt
Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt
Equine Science
Game Animal Production
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
or PLSC 4383 Range Management
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 Hours136

Note

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 Animal Science major coursework.  

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
Component Area IX1AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303 
AGET 23033CHEM 1406 or 141134 
AGRI 11311ENGL 130213 
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4HIST 130143 
ENGL 130113MATH 1369 or STAT 13693 
MATH 1314 or 133223  
 15 16 
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
Component Area V3Component Area IV3 
AGBU 23173Component Area VIII3 
ANSC 33633ANSC 33733 
CHEM 1407 or 141234POLS 230553 
HIST 130243PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
4 
 16 16 
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
ANSC 33763ACOM 33603Component Area IX3
AGBU 23893ANSC 43603PLSC 34404
AGED 33203ANSC 43893AGED 33103
CISE 33843CISE 43783AGED 43883
POLS 230653CISE 43803 
 PLSC 4370 or 43833 
 15 18 13
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
AGET 43813AGED 43643 
Animal Production Elective63AGED 43653 
ANSC 43943AGED 43663 
CISE 43643AGED 43943 
CISE 43793  
 15 12 
Total Hours: 136
Animal Production Elective Courses 6
ANSC 4376Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt3
ANSC 4380Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt3
EQSC 2364Equine Science3
WMGT 3381Game Animal Production3

Note

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 Animal Science major coursework. 

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 Animal Science with Teaching Certification is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Ability to make livestock management decisions based on scientific, economic, and other applicable information.

  • Knowledgeable of each segment of the food animal and meat industry and make critical marketing decisions in each.

  • Understand nutrition as it applies to animal performance and be able to develop balanced rations to meet physiological and production needs.

  • Develop presentations and effectively communicate factual information, logically and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Understand anatomy, physiology, and functions of the major organs and systems of livestock.

  • 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.)

  • Utilize 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.