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Agricultural Education

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Agricultural Education (125 Credits)

Combining the best of both agriculture and teaching, the Agricultural Education major prepares students to educate the next generation of agricultural leaders and consumers. Highly sought after by employers, they teach high school and middle school agricultural science classes, as well as serve as FFA advisors, adult education instructors, community outreach coordinators, university extension agents, etc.

This major requires students to complete the AFS core courses and agricultural education required courses, as well as a series of teaching and learning courses to meet initial teacher certification requirements. Students also spend a semester student teaching in an agricultural education program in a Washington high school.

A student may be admitted to an AFS major upon making their intention known to the department.
First Year
First TermCredits
AG ED 1102
BIOLOGY 120 [BSCI]4
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
HORT / CROP SCI 102 3
Second TermCredits
AGTM 2013
ANIM SCI 1013
BIOLOGY 106 or 10714
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
AFS 2013
Arts [ARTS]3
CHEM 101 [PSCI]4
ECONS 101 [SSCI]3
TCH LRN 301 3
Second TermCredits
CHEM 102 4
Diversity [DIVR]3
SOIL SCI 2013
STAT 212 [QUAN], MATH 140 [QUAN], 171 [QUAN], or 202 [QUAN]3 or 4
300-400-level Agricultural Elective23
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Third TermCredits
TCH LRN 317 2
Third Year
First TermCredits
AFS Core Systems Elective33
AG ED 4712
CROP SCI 3603
ECONS 35043
300-400-level Agricultural Elective23
Second TermCredits
AGTM 4023
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
TCH LRN 4662
300-400-level Agricultural Elective23
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
AG ED 440 [M] 2
AG ED 4503
ED PSYCH 4683
TCH LRN 467 [M]3
TCH LRN 4692
TCH LRN 4703
Second TermCredits
AG ED 407 [CAPS]8
TCH LRN 4158

Footnotes
1BIOLOGY 106 is recommended.
2Agricultural 300-400-level Electives (minimum 9 credits) - required for teacher certification in Agricultural Education. Any 300-400-level course with one of the following subjects: AGTM, AFS, ANIM SCI, CROP SCI, ECONS, ENTOM, FS, HORT, IPM, LND ARCH, PL P, SOE, SOIL SCI, or VIT ENOL not used to satisfy major requirements can be accepted to fulfill this requirement, per advisor approval. AG ED 430 and/or 431 are suggested for CASE Certification.
3AFS Core Systems Electives: AGTM 305, 310, ANIM SCI 464 [M], 472 [M], 474 [M], BIOLOGY 372 [M], CROP SCI 302, ECONS 351, HORT 320, SOE 300, SOIL SCI 368, or other systems courses approved by your advisor.
4ECONS 351 and 352, which are only offered in the spring, may be used as an alternative for ECONS 350.

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