Agricultural Education

The Agricultural Education concentration is designed to consolidate the unique services of three different departments to establish the Agricultural Production teaching certification program that is necessary to teach Agriculture in Texas public schools. To develop agricultural education professionals, the Animal Science Department, Education Department, and the Industrial Technology Department have combined their knowledge to design a curriculum to develop leadership qualities and knowledge needed to succeed in the field.

 

To secure these qualities, each student will be involved with course work and extensive hands-on experience. This plan offers various career opportunities that include, but are not limited to, instructional positions, as well as extension services, farm service agencies, farm and ranch management, and international agriculture. Students will be required to pass the TASP and departmental Agricultural Education benchmark exam before qualifying to take the Vocational Agriculture TeXes exam for teacher certification.

The following is a complete list of classes that will be required in order to complete the Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with an Agricultural Education emphasis.


AREA I: CORE CURRICULUM (42 semester credit hours)

American History (6 credit hours)

History of the United States to 1877 HIST 1301 3
History of the United States Since 1877 HIST 1302 3

Communication (6 credit hours)

Composition & Rhetoric I ENG 1301 3
Composition & Rhetoric II ENG 1302 3

Component Area Option (6 credit hours)

Choose two of the following: COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication; COMM 1310 Fundamentals of Communication; ENG 2312 Writers of the American West; ENG 2315 Environmental Literature; ENG 2322 English Literature from Beowulf to 1800; ENG 2323 English Literature from 1800 to the Present; ENG 2331 World Literature; ENG 2341 Forms of Literature; THEA 2304 Oral Interpretation; THEA 2336 Voice for the Theatre

Creative Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one of the following: ART 1301 Art Appreciation; FA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation; IT 2304 Photography; MUS 1303 Fundamentals of Music; MUS 1308 Music Literature I; THEA 1310 Introduction to the Theatre

Language, Philosophy & Culture (3 credit hours)

Choose one of the following: ENG 2312 Writers of the American West; ENG 2315 Environmental Literature; ENG 2322 English Literature from Beowulf to 1800; ENG 2323 English Literature from 1800 to the Present; ENG 2327 American Literature from Colonial times through the Civil War; ENG 2328 American Literature from Reconstruction to the Second World War; ENG 2331 World Literature; ENG 2341 Forms of Literature; MAS 2301 Introduction to Mexican American Studies; PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy; WS 2301 Introduction to Women's Studies

Life & Physical Sciences (6 credit hours)

Horticulture NRM 1301 3
Soils NRM 2305 3

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Choose one of the following: MATH 1314 College Algebra; MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics*; MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods

* Math 1332 will not fulfill degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree

Political Science (6 credit hours)

Federal Government PS 2305 3
State Government PS 2306 3

Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)

Choose one of the following: ANTH 1301 Cultural Anthropology; ECO 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics; ECO 2302 Principles of Microeconomics; GEOG 1302 World Regional Geography; GEOG 2302 Geography of the United State and Canada; PSY 1302 Introduction to Psychology; SOC 2303 Introduction to Sociology


AREA II: UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENT (1 semester credit hour)

First Year Seminar SRSU 1101 1

AREA III: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS (7 semester credit hours)

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Agricultural Statistics ANSC 3308 3

Science (4 credit hours)

General Animal Science ANSC 1401 4

Science Lab (Embedded in Core Science Class)


AREA IV: MAJOR (33 semester credit hours)

Teaching Agriculture in Secondary Schools ANSC 2304 3
Live Animal Evaluation ANSC 3201 3
Principles of Agricultural Leadership ANSC 3303 3
Curriculum Planning in Agricultural Education (Special Topics) ANSC 3310 3
Feeds (Special Topics) ANSC 3310 3
Current Issues in Agriculture ANSC 3312 3
Teaching Methods in Agricultural Education ANSC 3318 3
Program Planning in Agricultural Education ANSC 3319 3
Teaching in Lab Settings ANSC 3320 3
Reproductive Physiology ANSC 4304 3
One Advanced ANSC Elective   3

AREA V: AGRICULTURAL CONTENT AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (42 semester credit hours)

Biology (3 credit hours)

Botany BIOL 1311 3

Education Block 1 (6 credit hours)

Development of Learning Theories ED 3302 3
Reading Skills for Content Subjects ED 4314 3

Education Block 3 - Student Teaching (12 credit hours)

Principles of Education ED 3300 3
Classroom Management ED 4322 3
Student Teaching in the Secondary School ED 4605 6

Education (3 credit hours)

Survey of Exceptional Children ED 4306 3

Industrial Technology (12 credit hours)

Power Technology IT 1309 3
Welding Technology IT 2307 3
Technology of Small Engine Maintenance and Repair IT 2309 3
Methods and Techniques of Construction IT 3325 3

Natural Resource Management (6 credit hours)

Choose two of the following: NRM 2301 Range Resources; NRM 2303 Principles of Conservation Biology; NRM 2330 Wildlife Conservation and Management


DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION (if needed)

Reading Skills ED 0300 0
Writing Skills ENG 0300 0
Introductory Algebra MATH 0300 0
Intermediate Algebra MATH 0301 0

MINIMUM FOR DEGREE: 125 Semester Credit Hours

Dr. Christopher Estepp

P. O. Box C-11
Alpine, TX 79832
Office: RAS 108
Phone: 432-837-8210
Fax: 432-837-8409

Animal Science