Dec 08, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Agricultural Education: Teaching Emphasis Area, BS


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Program Description


Agricultural Education provides broad preparation in agricultural sciences and professional education, including communications and human relations skills. In addition to required courses, students may select a minor (see Minors ).

The Bachelor's degree prepares students for professional education positions in the mainstream of agriculture, including teaching, cooperative extension service, and government agricultural agencies. The Agricultural Education degree also prepares students for other educational work, such as agricultural missionary, public relations, and training officers in agricultural industry.

In consultation with the departmental advisor, students choose the Leadership or the Teaching emphasis area.

Admission to Teaching Emphasis Students

Professional application to the professional level of a program is processed during the term in which a candidate is to complete 60 semester hours of work. At that time, the candidate is notified of his/ her status. Prior to admission, the candidate must have passed all areas of the Praxis CORE and have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.75. A candidate may exempt the CORE by meeting minimum ACT or SAT requirements as determined by the South Carolina Department of Education.

For teacher certification, a minimum 2.75 GPA is required for students to be admitted to the professional level. Once admitted to the professional level, candidates must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in order to advance through the professional level coursework sequence. To be recommended for certification, candidates must earn a or better in all required agriculture content related courses (AGM, AVS, ENR, FOR, HORT, PES, WFB), agricultural education (AGED) and education (EDF, EDLT, EDSP) courses in the major. At the professional level, a or better in AGED 4000 , AGED 4010 , AGED 4030 , AGED 4060 , AGED 4230 , and AGED 4250  is required to be recommended for certification. 

Directed Teaching/Teaching Internship

A candidate shall apply to the field experience director prior to the semester in which block methods courses are scheduled. The following conditions must be met prior to registration for directed teaching: (1) admission to the professional level of a program; (2) completion of at least 95 semester hours; (3) a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Senior Year


Total Credits: 130


Footnotes


1 MATH 1010 , MATH 1020 , MATH 1060 , MATH 1080  or MATH 2070  

2 See General Education Requirements . Six of these credits must also satisfy the Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement and the Science and Technology in Society Requirement. Note: ANTH 2010 , GEOG 1030  or HIST 1730  is recommended to satisfy the Social Science Requirement. COMM 1500  or COMM 2500  is recommended to satisfy the Oral Communication Requirement.

3 ENGL 3040  or ENGL 3140  is recommended.

4 Select from ENR 3020 , ENR 3120 , ENR 4130 , FOR 2060 , FOR 4080 , WFB 3000 WFB 3130 , WFB 4150 , or WFB 4200 /WFB 4210 

NOTE: For teacher certification, a minimum 2.75 GPA is required for students to be admitted to the professional level. Once admitted to the professional level, candidates must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in order to advance through the professional level coursework sequence. To be recommended for certification, candidates must earn a or better in all required agriculture content related courses (AGM, AVS, ENR, FOR, HORT, PES, WFB), agricultural education (AGED) and education (EDF, EDLT, EDSP) courses in the major. At the professional level, a or better in AGED 4000 , AGED 4010 , AGED 4030 , AGED 4060 , AGED 4230 , and AGED 4250  is required to be recommended for certification. 

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