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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Agricultural Education - BS


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  • For more information about Agricultural Education, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.75 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ADVS 1110: Introduction to Animal Science   4     ASTE 2900: Food Matters: Ethics, Economics, and the Environment (BSS)   3   C minimum
ASTE 2710: Orientation to Agriculture Education   2     CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)   4    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   C+ minimum APEC 1600: Natural Resources and American Economic Institutions (BAI)  or ECN 1500: Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles (BAI)   3  or 3     
MATH 3-4   MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4    
Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3   Breadth Life Science (BLS) course   3 C minimum
Comments

Must have 3.0 GPA to be admitted to STEP program

Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

AG Business Course   3   ASTE 3080: Compact Power Units for Agricultural and Turfgrass Applications   3    
ASTE 3030: Metal Welding Processes and Technology in Agriculture   3     ASTE 3100: Personal and Team Leadership   3   Sophomore standing
BIOL 1610: Biology I /BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory   3 /1     PSC 4050: Greenhouse Management and Crop Production   4    
ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     Directed Elective   3  
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3   NR Course   3  
Comments

Pass Writing Exam (First 5 weeks of semester)
Retake ACT, if needed
Must have 3.0 GPA to be admitted to STEP program

Comments

Pass Writing Exam (First 5 weeks of semester)

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ADVS 4560: Principles of Animal Genetics and Breeding (QI)   3     ASTE 3620: Managing the FFA and SAE Programs   2    
PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science  OR PSC 4000: Soil and Water Conservation   4  or 4     ASTE 3240: Teaching in Laboratory Settings (CI)   3    
ITLS 5500: Integration and Innovation of Technology in Education    3     ASTE 3300: Clinical Experience I in Agricultural Education   1    
Directed Elective   3   ASTE 4100: Agricultural Structures and Environment (QI)   3    
Directed Elective  3   SCED 5100: Motivation and Classroom Management  3    
      SCED 3210: Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)   3    
Comments

Background Check
Submit Application to STEP (by Oct. 1)
Register for Level I Classes

Comments

Take Ag Praxis 5701
Apply for graduation
Register for Level II

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ASTE 4150: Methods of Teaching Agriculture (CI)   3     ASTE 5500: Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar   2    
ASTE 4210: Cognition and Evaluation of Student Learning in Career and Technical Education   3     ASTE 5630: Agricultural Education Student Teaching in Secondary Schools   10    
ASTE 4300: Clinical Experience II in Agricultural Education   1          
SCED 5200: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (CI)   3          
SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2          
Directed Elective   3        
Comments

Apply for Student Teaching

Comments

 

 

The agricultural education major prepares students to become teachers and FFA advisors in high schools and technical education centers. Ag teachers can teach a wide variety of subjects, including animal science, horticulture, welding and metals, woodshop, leadership courses, and other elective classes. They receive high-quality training at USU and job placement for agriculture teachers is extremely high across the state and the nation.

In addition to courses in agricultural education, the curriculum includes courses in technical agriculture areas, including agricultural economics; agricultural mechanization; animal, dairy, and veterinary sciences; plant and soil science; and natural resources. 

In order to obtain a secondary teaching license for grades 6-12, students must complete the 30-credit Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP), which includes one semester of student teaching in a public school. This program is administered by USU's School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. Student must apply to the School of TEAL the semester before taking STEP courses. This is usually the fall of their junior year. Students learn subject content through the School of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education and spend the last year or two studying education techniques through the STEP program.

Students in the agricultural education (composite teaching) program do not need to have a minor because the program provides students with knowledge in several subject areas, therefore,expanding their career options.

For admission into the Secondary Teacher Education Program, students will need to meet minimum grade requirements, found at teal.usu.edu/htm/undergraduate-programs/seced/adstep. Contact Marci Chidester, marci.chidester@usu.edu, 435-797-8434 for advising.

Technical Agriculture Courses (41 credits)


Directed Electives


Select a minimum of 11 credits from the following courses:

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