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.

MAJOR (minimum 66-67 credit hours total, 36 credit hours advanced)

Animal Science  (16 credit hours)

  • 1101 Introduction to Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • 1401 General Animal Science
  • 3201 Advanced Live Animal Evaluation
  • 3304 Ag Ed in Secondary Schools/ Special Topics
  • 3310/4311 Special Topics
  • 4317 Senior Capstone

Select an additional courses from (8-9 credit hours)

  • 3302 Swine Production & Management
  • 3305 Horse Production & Management
  • 3309 Sheep & Goat Production & Management
  • 3310 Special Topics
  • 3313 Equine Exercise Physiology
  • 3402 Beef Cattle Production & Management
  • 3406 Meat Science
  • 3411 Livestock Slaughter Inspection
  • 4300 Meat Technology
  • 4307 Reproductive Techniques
  • 4310 Artificial Insemination of Farm Animals
  • 4311 Problems in Animal Science

Industrial Technology   (12 credit hours)

  • 1306 Beginning Metalwork Tech
  • 2305 Machine Wood Technology
  • 2307 Welding Technology
  • 2309 Technology of Small Engine Maintenance & Repair 

Natural Resource Management  (6 credit hours)

  • 2301 Range Resources
  • 3305 Soils

Professional Education  (24 credit hours)

BLOCK I

  • 3302 Educational Psychology
  • 4314 Reading Skills for Content Sub

BLOCK II

  • 3301 Curriculum & Instructions for the Elementary Classroom
  • 3303 Meth & Mat Classroom Teacher

BLOCK III

  • 3300 Principles of Education
  • 4312 Secondary School Meth & Mat
  • 4605 Stu Tch in Secondary School

 

GENERAL EDUCATION (60 credit hours)

12 English
ENG 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I
ENG 1302 Composition and Rhetoric II
ENG 2304 Technical and Professional Writing
ENG XXXX English Soph or Advanced Literature
3 Communications
Theatre
COMM 1303 Introduction to Speech Communication
THEA 2304 Oral Interpretation
3 Fine Arts
Fine Arts / Theater / Music
6 History
HIST 1301 History Of The US To 1877
HIST 1302 History Of The US Since 1877
6 Mathematics
MATH 1310 Intro To University Math
MATH 1315 University Algebra
MATH 1316 Trigonometry
MATH 1342 Statistics
2 Physical Education
PE 1150 Wellness/Fitness Assessment
  + One activity course
6 Political Science
PS 2305 Federal Government
PS 2306 State Government
3 Animal Science
ANSC 3303 Principles of Agricultural Leadership
16 Science (4 courses from 2 fields)
BIOL 1401 General Botany
BIOL 1402 General Zoology
CHEM 1401 General Chemistry I
NRM 3405 Horticulture
3 Social Science
ANTH 1301 Cultural Anthropology
ECO 2300 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 2305 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEOG 1302 World Regional Geography
GEOG 2302 Geography of the US & Canada
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
SOC 2303 Introduction To Sociology

 

Dr. Christopher Estepp

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

Animal Science