BSED Four-Year Degree Plan

The agriculture education degree may be completed in four years or eight semesters. However, the four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring with you upon admission to the University.

Sample schedule

This plan is a recommended course schedule. Your schedule may vary depending on course availability and electives. A projected course offering list is provided on the course rotation page. Consult with your advisor to develop a program of study that fulfills program requirements and prepares you for your career.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
AGB 144 Agricultural Economics I 4
AGS 101 Animal Science 4
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
Agriculture Elective 3
Total hours19

Second semester (spring)

ENG 110 Writing I 3
AGR 100 Food Security 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
AGP 103 Plant Science
or AGN 115 Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment
General Education Requirement: Humanities 3
General Education Requirement: Cultural Competence 3
Total hours18

Third semester (fall)

PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
CHM 107 Chemistry for the Citizen 3
CHM 108 Chemistry for the Citizen Laboratory 1
AGP 303 Suburban Horticulture
or AGP 333 Landscape Design
General Education Requirement: Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Agriculture Elective 3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science 4
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
AGN 215 Soils 3
General Education Requirement: The Arts 3
Agriculture Elective 3
General Education Requirement: Cultural Competence 3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (fall)

RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
AGN 143 Introductory Forestry
or AGN 335 Soil Conservation and Water Management
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
AGE 318 Introduction to Agricultural Education 2
AGE 337 Agricultural Mechanics Practices 3
Agriculture Elective 3
Total hours17

Sixth semester (spring)

General Education Requirement: Public Issues 3
AGB 334 Marketing Agricultural Products 3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
AGE 568 Course and Program Building in Agricultural Education 3
Agriculture Elective 3
AGR 320 Writing in the Applied Sciences 3
Total hours18

Seventh semester (fall)

EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
EDC 350 School and Society 3
RDG 574 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Adolescent Literacy 3
AGE 558 Teaching of Agriculture 3
AGE 578 Methods of Teaching Agricultural Management 2
AGE 588 Methods of Teaching Agricultural Laboratory Management 2
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

AGE 493 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Agriculture) 5-6
AGE 494 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Agriculture) 5-6
Total hours10-12
Degree plan last reviewed 07-02-2018.