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)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
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
3
AGP 103 Plant Science
or AGN 115 Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment
3
General Education Requirement: Humanities 3
General Education Requirement: Cultural Competence 3
Total hours18

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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
3
General Education Requirement: Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Agriculture Elective 3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
AGN 143 Introductory Forestry
or AGN 335 Soil Conservation and Water Management
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
Total hours17

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
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.