|School of Agriculture Core|
|Required Agricultural Education Courses|
|Agricultural Foundation Core Courses (12 credits)|
|AGBUS 1500||Introduction to Agribusiness||3|
|AGET 1750||Equipment, Structure and Power Systems||3|
|ANSCI 1000||Introduction to Animal Science||3|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Ecological Restoration and Resource Management|
|Introduction to Plant Science|
or ENVHORT 1240
|Introduction to Plant Science|
|Agricultural Education Courses (5 credits)|
|AGEDUC 2920||Introduction to Agricultural and Extension Education||2|
|AGEDUC 3900||Curriculum and Facilities Planning in Career and Technical Education||3|
|Agriculture Content Courses 1|
|SCSCI/ENVHORT/RECLAM||Earn 3 credits minimum||3|
|ANSCI||Earn 3 credits minimum||3|
|AGBUS/BUSADMIN||Earn 3 credits minimum 2||3|
|AGET/INDUSTDY||Earn 3 credits minimum||3|
|Required Education Courses|
|Admission to School of Education|
|TEACHING 1230||Introduction to Education||2|
|TEACHING 2130||Human Growth and Development||3|
|or PSYCHLGY 3130||Child Psychology|
|or PSYCHLGY 3230||Adolescent Psychology|
|or PSYCHLGY 2730||Life Span Developmental Psychology|
|TEACHING 2170||Foundations of Educational Technology||3|
|TEACHING 3070||Meeting Content & Language Needs of English Language Learners||3|
|TEACHING 3320||Introduction to Inclusion||3|
|TEACHING 3440||Equity Education & Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Multicultural Classroom||3|
|TEACHING 3730||Instructional Design and Assessment||3|
|TEACHING 4210||Pre-Student Teaching at Middle/Secondary Level||2|
|TEACHING 4660||Student Teaching K-12||12|
|INDUSTDY 4820||History & Principles of Career and Technical Education||2|
|AGEDUC 4930||Teaching Methods in Career and Technical Education||3|
Complete 12 credits of Agriculture content courses plus earn a minimum of 120 credits overall;
OR Complete 12 credits in Agriculture/Industrial Studies with a minor plus earn a minimum of 120 credits overall.
AGBUS 2500 is recommended.
The comprehensive agricultural education major provides a balance of coursework from among the four technical subject matter areas in agriculture. The major in agricultural education may be complemented with a minor or an emphasis in ornamental horticulture or agribusiness management.
Graduates who qualify for certification to teach agriculture at the junior/senior high school level must have at least 2,000 hours of occupational experience in agriculture. Students not having such experience may meet this requirement through summer employment or by enrolling in AGEDUC 3750.
The occupational experience required of post-secondary teachers is 12 months for the provisional certificate.
Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education
To be eligible for admission, teacher candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Successfully complete the Pre-Professional Skills Test. Passing scores for the PPST are reading 175, writing 174 and mathematics 173. Teacher candidates should take the PPST during their first year at UW-Platteville
- Earn grades of “C” or better in the following courses: Freshman Composition (ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230), Speech (SPEECH 2010 is strongly recommended, though SPEECH 1060 will satisfy the requirement), and TEACHING 1230 or HHP 2320.
- Have earned 40 semester credits in an accredited college of which 15 credits have been earned at UW-Platteville
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.65 or better
- Prepare an admission portfolio, present it to an interview committee during Pre-Professional Days and be recommended for admission by committee
Requirements for Admission to Student Teaching
To be eligible for admission to student teaching, a candidate must:
- Meet or exceed the minimum required grade point average of 2.75 overall and in major(s), teaching minor(s) and professional education courses
- Have completed appropriate methods course(s) for the major and minor, as well as TEACHING 2130 and TEACHING 3320 or equivalent courses
- Have grades of “C” or better in required methods courses and in all required professional education courses
- Have passed the Praxis II agriculture content test or have a major GPA of 3.000 or greater.
- Have been admitted to the SOE for one full semester prior to student teaching
- Documentation of 2,000 hours of work experience in agriculture