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Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Albertson Hall 212
Phone: 785-628-4196
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Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Agricultural Education option

A degree option in Agriculture Education gives you the opportunity to take your passion for agriculture to another level by teaching the next generation of agriculture professionals. Through this teaching certification program, you will combine Ag Ed with a degree in Secondary Education. Gain in-depth knowledge about the many areas of agriculture, along with the theory and practical experience you need to become an excellent teacher.

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Specified General Education Courses (18 Credit Hours)

Foundation Studies (12 Credit Hours)

  • ENG 101 English Comp I (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENG 102 English Comp II (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 100 Fund of Oral Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 200 Personal Wellness (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 110 College Algebra (3 Credit Hours)
  • MIS 101 Introduction to Computer Info Systems (3 Credit Hours)

Elective/Specified General Education Courses: Liberal Arts (37 Credit Hours)

    International Studies (6 Credit Hours)

    Humanities (9 Credit Hours)

  • IDS 350 Diversity in the U.S. (3 Credit Hours)
  • Electives (6  Credit Hours)
     
  • Math and Natural Sciences (10 Credit Hours)

  • BIOL 180 Principles of Biology (3 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 180L Principles of Biology Laboratory (1 Credit Hour)
  • CHEM 112 General Chemistry I (2 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 112L General Chemistry Lab I (1 Credit Hour)
  • CHEM 114 General Chemistry II (2 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 114L General Chemistry Lab II (1 Credit Hour)
     
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 Credit Hours)

  • ECFI 201 Principles of Economics: Micro (3 Credit Hours)
  • Electives (6 Credit Hours)


    Upper-division integrative course (3 Credit Hours)

Department Major Requirements

Core Courses (24 hours)

  • AGRI 111 Animal Science (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 112 Agronomic Crop Science (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 112L Agronomic Crop Science Lab (1 Credit Hour)
  • AGRI 113 Introduction to Agribusiness (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 211 Marketing Farm Products (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 220 Agricultural Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 311 Farm Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 321 Agricultural Law and Policy (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 475 Seminar (1 Credit Hour)

Secondary Education Course Requirements (31 Credit Hours)

Pre-requisite courses

  • TEEL 202 Foundations of Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 231 Human Growth & Development (3 Credit Hours)

Professional courses

  • TECS 290 Intro to Instructional Technology (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 431 Educational Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
  • TESP 302 Educating Exceptional Students (3 Credit Hours)
  • TESS 494 The Secondary School Experience (4 Credit Hours)
  • TESS 496 Directed Teaching - Secondary (12 Credit Hour)

Agricultural Education Option (23 hours)

  • AGRI 277 Early Field Experience in Agriculture (1 Credit Hour)
  • AGRI 460 Teaching Agriculture Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 490 Occupational Safety, Health and Liability (2 Credit Hours)

Select 3 courses from the following:

  • AGRI 114 Techniques of Livestock Selection and Evaluation I (2 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 214 Principles of Feeding (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 215 Soils (4 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 301 Home Horticulture (3 Credit Hours)

Select 2 courses from the following:

  • TECS 119 Introduction to Welding (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 220 Engine Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 280 Wood Processes (3 Credit Hours)
  • Agriculture or Technology Studies Elective (2-4 Credit Hours)

Cognate (3 Credit Hours)

  • MATH 250 Elements of Statistics (3 Credit Hours)

TOTAL: 136 Credit Hours

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