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General Catalog 2023-2024 
    
General Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Education - Teacher Preparation Option, B.S.


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Degree Requirements

Major Requirements (54 units)


Teacher Preparation Core (39 units)


Teacher Preparation Career Specialty (15 units)


Select one: Agricultural Business, Animal Science, Mechanized Agriculture, or Plant Science (see Teacher Preparation Option check sheet available in the department office.)

Additional requirements

Agricultural education majors must take the following courses, which also satisfy General Education requirements. These courses amount to 12 units of the 48 unit G.E. requirement.

Additional Requirements


Agricultural education majors must take the following courses, which also satisfy General Education requirements. These courses amount to 12 units of the 48 unit G.E. requirement.

Other Degree Requirements


In addition to the major program requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate degree requirements such as:

  • American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2 )
  • General Education Requirements (48 units)
  • Multicultural and International (MI)
  • Upper-division Writing
  • Sufficient Elective Units to Meet Required Total Units (varies); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.

A full description of the University’s graduation requirements can be found in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements  . 

Total Minimum Requirements: 120 Units*


* General Education, MI, and Upper-division Writing courses can be double counted with major requirements. See advisor for details.

Advising Notes


  1. Teacher preparation majors seeking the Agriculture Specialist Credential must also take AGED 187  and AGED 189 .
  2. Contact the Kremen School of Education and Human Development for admission and program requirements for the Single Subject Credential.
  3. Agriculture courses titled Tours or Lectures may be used to satisfy upper-division unit requirements but may not be counted to satisfy agricultural education core or specialized field requirements in the major.
  4. Candidates for the Agriculture Specialist Credential must possess 3,000 hours or two years of occupational experience in agriculture. (For details, consult the agricultural education credentialing coordinator.)
  5. Agricultural communications students must pass the Department Qualification Examination (DQE). The DQE is a screening examination administered by the Media, Communications, and Journalism Department. It must be passed before permission is given for enrollment in MCJ 2 and other writing and editing courses. Contact the Media, Communications and Journalism Department for DQE information, requirements, and testing dates.

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