Nov 19, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Agricultural Education - BS, School-Based


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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education

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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 and log on to Degree Works  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     BSS (Select 1 from recommended course list)   3    
ASTE 2710: Orientation to Agriculture Education   2     Ag Breadth Exploration: USU 1350 recommended. 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 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4    

Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course: LAEP 1030 recommended  

4    
Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3   Breadth Life Science (BLS) course: PSC 1800 recommended.   3  
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 Economics/Business Course: (Select 1 from recommended course list)   3   ASTE 3030: Metal Welding Processes and Technology in Agriculture   3    
ASTE 1010: Introduction to Agricultural Systems Technology   3     ASTE 3100: Personal and Team Leadership   3   Sophomore standing
BIOL 1610: Biology I /BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory   3 /1    Plant Production Course (Select one from recommended course list) 3-4    
ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)   4    
Natural Resources Course (Select 1 from recommended course list) 3   Depth Humanities (DHA) 2-3  

Comments
Must have 3.0 GPA to be admitted to STEP program

Comments

 

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)  or BIOL 3060 Principles of Genetics (QI) 3-4     ASTE 3620: Managing the FFA and SAE Programs   2   
PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science   4    ASTE 3240: Teaching in Laboratory Settings (CI)   3    
Agricultural Systems Course: (Select 1 from recommended course list) 3     ASTE 3300: Clinical Experience I in Agricultural Education   1  
    ITLS 5500: Integration and Innovation of Technology in Education   3    
Animal Production Course (Select one from recommended course list) 2-3   SCED 5100: Motivation and Classroom Management   3    
Animal Science Course (Select one from recommended course list) 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  OR SCED 4210: Assessment and Curriculum Design   OR SCED 5210: Learning Theory, Curriculum, and Assessment   3/3/3     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         
ASTE 3050: Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI)   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 (53 credits)


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