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 general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
AGS 101 Animal Science 4
CIS/CSC 101 Computers for Learning 2
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 135 College Algebra 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
AGR 100 Food Security 3
AGA 105 Soils and Crop Science 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 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
3
GEN ED Culture & Society - Humanities 3
Agriculture elective 2

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
CHM 107 Chemistry for the Citizen 3
AGB 144 Agricultural Economics I 4
AGP 303 Suburban Horticulture 3
GEN ED Self-Understanding-Humanities 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science 4
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
AGN 215 Soils 3
GEN ED Creativity & Vision 3
Agriculture elective 3
Agriculture elective 2

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
AGN 143 Introductory Forestry 3
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

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
AGR 320 Writing in the Applied Sciences 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
Agriculture elective 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
EDC 350 School and Society 3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
AGE 558 Teaching of Agriculture 3
AGE 578 Methods of Teaching Agricultural Management 2
AGE 588 Methods of Teaching Agricultural Laboratory Management 2
Agriculture elective 2

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours10-12
AGE 493 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Agriculture) 5-6
AGE 494 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Agriculture) 5-6