Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Business with Teaching Certification

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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Teacher 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 and secondary pedagogy. This comprehensive background 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 horticulture and crop sciences who are seeking AFNR teacher certification should 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 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
MATH 1324Mth For Mngl Decision Making (Core: Area II)3
STAT/MATH 1369Elementary Statistics3
CHEM 1406Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 14
AGRI 1309Computers in Agriculture (or approved substitute)3
or CSTE 1330 Introduction To Computers
ACOM 3360Communication Skills for Agriculturists3
Major Core
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
AGBU 2317Principles Of Agri Economics3
AGBU 2385Analysis of the Agr Sector3
AGBU 2389Agribusiness Financl Analysis3
AGBU 3367Agricultural Finance3
AGBU 4340Agribusiness Marketing3
Major Core for Certification
AGET 2303Intro to Ag Engineering Tech3
AGED 3320Interdiscip Agr Sci & Technol3
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 4360Livestock Mgt Techniques3
AGBU 4363Agricultural Sales & Consulting3
AGED 3310Teaching Ag Technology3
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
or PLSC 3395 Plant Propagation Techniques
Select one from the following:3
Equine Science
Meat Science
Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt
Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt
AGET 4381Adv Agricultural Mechanics3
AGED 4388Agr Sci & Tech Program Mgt3
Minor (if required)
CISE 3384The Teaching Profession3
CISE 4364Mth Tch Secondary Schools3
CISE 4377Assmt Stdnt Lrng In Secondary3
CISE 4378Content Literacy3
CISE 4380Respon Of Pro Educator3
Secondary Ed Courses - AGED
AGED 4364Methds Tchg Agricultural Sci3
AGED 4365Std Tchng Agricultural Science3
AGED 4366Std Tchng Agricultural Science3
AGED 4380Respnsblty Of Pro Agr Sci Edu3
Total Hours136

CHEM 1406 satisfies the requirement for Component Area III and the degree specific requirement.


MATH 1324 satisfies Component Area II and the degree specific requirement.

First Year
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213 
AGRI 1131 or UNIV 13011HIST 130223 
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4MATH 1369 or STAT 13693 
HIST 130123AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303 
MATH 132433PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
Component Area IX1  
 15 16 
Second Year
AGBU 23173AGBU 23893 
AGBU 23853AGET 23033 
POLS 230543POLS 230643 
CHEM 140654Component Area III4 
Component Area V (Recommend PLSC 2399)3Component Area IV3 
 Component Area VIII (Recommend ANSC 2360)3 
 16 19 
Third Year
AGED 33203AGBU 43403AGED 33103
ACOM 33603AGBU 43633AGED 43883
AGBU 33673ANSC 33733 
AGET 43813EQSC 2364, ANSC 3376, ANSC 4376, or ANSC 43803 
CISE 33843PLSC 34404 
 PLSC 4370 or 33953 
 15 19 6
Fourth Year
ANSC 43603AGED 43803 
CISE 43643AGED 43643 
CISE 43773AGED 43653 
CISE 43783AGED 43663 
CISE 43803  
Component Area IX3  
 18 12 
Total Hours: 136

 Satisfies Component Area I.


 Satisfies Component Area VI.


 Satisfies Component Area II.


 Satisfies Component Area VII.


 Satisfies Component Area III.