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Agricultural Education

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Agricultural Education (126 Hours)

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.

Students electing a major in Agricultural Education must complete at least 6 hours in Communication Proficiency, 3 hours in Arts and Humanities, 6 hours in Social Sciences, 3 hours in Mathematics, 8 hours in Biological Sciences, 8 hours in Physical Sciences, 42 hours in professional education. The program requires a minimum of 134 semester hours for graduation. Students must take all core agriculture courses plus 15 additional credits in agriculture from the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. Students must also meet the College of Education certification requirements for entry into the program.

Students must take all core agriculture courses plus 16 additional credits in technical agriculture from the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. (Student teaching requires Ag Ed 407 and T & L 415).
First Year
First TermHours
A S 1013
AFS 1013
Chem 101 [P] (GER)4
Crop 102 or Hort 1023
Engl 101 [W] (GER)3
Second TermHours
AgTM 2013
Arts & Humanities [H,G] (GER)3
Chem 102 [P] (GER)4
GenEd 110 [A] or 111 [A] (GER)3
Psych 105 [S] (GER)3
Complete West B Exam
Second Year
First TermHours
Biol 120 [B] (GER)4
EconS 101 [S] (GER)3
Engl 201 [W] (GER)3
GenEd 110 [A] or 111 [A] (GER)3
T & L 301 3
Certify in College of Education
Second TermHours
AFS 2013
Biol 106 [B] (GER)4
SoilS 2013
Stat 212 [N], Math 140 [N], 171 [N], or 202 [N] (GER)3 or 4
T & L 3172
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
Ag Elective (300-400 level)3
EconS 35013
T & L 4643
T & L 4653
T & L 4662
Second TermHours
AFS 4013
AgTM 4023
EdPsy 4683
T & L 467 [M]3
T & L 4692
T & L 4703
Fourth Year
First TermHours
Ag Ed 440 [M] 2
Ag Ed 4503
Ag Ed 4712
AgTM 3053
CropS 360 [I,G,K] (GER)3
Tier III Course [T] (GER)23
Second TermHours
Ag Ed 4078
T & L 4158

1ECONS 352, which is only offered in the spring, may be used as an alternative for ECONS 350.
2The Tier III [T] course should be double-designated as a Diversity [D] (GER).

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