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2013-2014 General Catalog (Spring 2014) 
2013-2014 General Catalog (Spring 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Agricultural Education - BS

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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education

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 35-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.

University Studies-Competency

Note: alternatively, competency requirements may be fulfilled though testing. See General Education Requirements for further information). 

University Studies-Breadth

Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits in breadth courses, including one course from each of the six catagories (BAI, BCA, BHU, BLS, BPS, and BSS). At least two of these six courses must have a USU prefix. The following courses are suggested for students in the Agricultural Education major: 

 University Studies-Depth

 Two Communications Intensive (CI) courses and one Quantitative Intensive (QI) course are required.  

  •   and   will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  • ADVS 4560  will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement

Students in the Agricultural Education major must also take one Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) course and one Depth Social Sciences (DSS) course. 


For admission into the Secondary Teacher Education Program, students will need to meet minimum grade requirements, found at 

In addition, students must complete the following courses in preparation for teacher licensure:

Teacher Preparation Courses (40 credits)

Technical Agriculture Courses (41 credits)

Technical Agriculture Concentration/Elective Courses

Select a minimum of 11 credits from the following courses:

Any course listed as an option above that was not taken to meet the core requirements:

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 )


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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