Agricultural Education Major, Comprehensive Emphasis, B.S.

Course Title Credits
General Requirements
General Education40-53
School of Agriculture Core
Required Agricultural Education Courses
Agricultural Foundation Core Courses (12 credits)
AGBUS 1500Introduction to Agribusiness3
AGET 1750Equipment, Structure and Power Systems3
ANSCI 1000Introduction to Animal Science3
Choose one of the following:3
Introduction to Ecological Restoration and Resource Management
Introduction to Plant Science
Introduction to Plant Science
Agricultural Education Courses (5 credits)
AGEDUC 2920Introduction to Agricultural and Extension Education2
AGEDUC 3900Curriculum and Facilities Planning in Career and Technical Education3
Agriculture Content Courses 1
SCSCI/ENVHORT/RECLAMEarn 3 credits minimum3
ANSCIEarn 3 credits minimum3
AGBUS/BUSADMINEarn 3 credits minimum 23
AGET/INDUSTDYEarn 3 credits minimum3
Required Education Courses
Admission to School of Education
TEACHING 1230Introduction to Education2
TEACHING 2130Human Growth and Development3
or PSYCHLGY 3130 Child Psychology
or PSYCHLGY 3230 Adolescent Psychology
or PSYCHLGY 2730 Life Span Developmental Psychology
TEACHING 2170Foundations of Educational Technology3
TEACHING 3070Meeting Content & Language Needs of English Language Learners3
TEACHING 3320Introduction to Inclusion3
TEACHING 3440Equity Education & Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Multicultural Classroom3
TEACHING 3730Instructional Design and Assessment3
TEACHING 4210Pre-Student Teaching at Middle/Secondary Level2
TEACHING 4660Student Teaching K-1212
INDUSTDY 4820History & Principles of Career and Technical Education2
AGEDUC 4930Teaching Methods in Career and Technical Education3
Total Credits108-121

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Have earned 40 semester credits in an accredited college of which 15 credits have been earned at UW-Platteville
  4. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.65 or better
  5. 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:

  1. Meet or exceed the minimum required grade point average of 2.75 overall and in major(s), teaching minor(s) and professional education courses
  2. Have completed appropriate methods course(s) for the major and minor, as well as TEACHING 2130 and TEACHING 3320 or equivalent courses
  3. Have grades of “C” or better in required methods courses and in all required professional education courses
  4. Have passed the Praxis II agriculture content test or have a major GPA of 3.000 or greater.
  5. Have been admitted to the SOE for one full semester prior to student teaching
  6. Documentation of 2,000 hours of work experience in agriculture