Agricultural Education (B.S.Ag.Ed.)

This major is approved by the State Board of Professional-Technical Education for the preparation of high school agriculture instructors. Graduates who have completed at least 28 credits in agricultural education, and who meet the state certification requirements for a Standard Secondary Teaching Certificate, are eligible to teach secondary agricultural science and technology in Idaho. Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, which requires a grade-point average of at least 2.75, before being allowed to enroll in upper-division teacher education courses and participate in student teaching. The Idaho teaching certificate transfers to most states in the US. In addition, government and business agencies and the Cooperative Extension System that seek persons with education in both agriculture and education provide employment opportunities for graduates of this curriculum.

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and the following:

AGED 180Introduction to Agricultural Education1
AGED 258Experiential Learning and SAE Programs1
AGED 351Career and Technical Education3
AGED 358Supervising FFA and SAE Programs3
AGED 451Communicating in Agriculture3
AGED 452Methods of Teaching Agriculture4
AGED 453Program Planning in Secondary Agricultural Education3
AGED 454Facilities Organization and Management2
AGED 460Practicum: Secondary School Teaching in Agriculture10
AGED 461Student Teaching Portfolio2
AGED 470Proseminar in Agricultural Education1
AGED 471Senior Capstone in Agricultural Education1
ASM 107Beginning Welding2
ASM 202Agricultural Shop Practices2
ASM 210Small Engines2
ASM 407Advanced Welding1
BIOL 115Cells & the Evolution of Life3
BIOL 115LCells and the Evolution of Life Laboratory1
COMM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics3
EDCI 201Contexts of Education3
EDCI 301Lrng, Dvlpmnt, & Assessment3
EDCI 302Teaching Culturally Diverse Learners4
EDCI 410Technology, Teaching and Learning2
EDCI 463Literacy Methods for Content Learning3
EDSP 300Educating for Exceptionalities3
CHEM 101Introduction to Chemistry3
or CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 101LIntroduction to Chemistry Laboratory1
or CHEM 111L Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
Select one of the following:3-4
Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry
Survey of Calculus
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Select one of the following:4
Fundamentals of Physics
and Fundamentals of Physics Lab
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
Electives (25 cr)
Must include a minimum of:
Agricultural Economics Electives6
Animal Science Electives6
Plant Science Electives6
Horticulture Elective3
Soils Elective4
Total Hours104-105

Courses to total 128 credits for this degree