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 Plant Science
Introduction to Plant Science
Introduction to Reclamation & Restoration
Agricultural Education Courses (5 credits)
AGEDUC 2920Introduction to Agricultural and Extension Education2
AGEDUC 3900Planning Cooperative Education in Agriculture3
Required Crops/Soils/Environmental Horticulture Courses
SCSCI 2230Soils4
Soils elective3
Crops/Environmental Horticulture elective3
Required Ag Business Courses
AGBUS 2430Agricultural Marketing3
AGBUS 2500Producer and Consumer Cooperatives3
AGBUS 3460Farm Business Management3
or AGBUS 4500 Agribusiness Management
Required Animal Science Courses
ANSCI 2040Calf and Heifer Production Systems3
ANSCI 2500Feeds and Feeding3
ANSCI 3000Animal Nutrition3
Animal science elective3
Required Engineering Technology Courses
INDUSTDY 3050Introduction to Metals Processes3
AGET 4890Structures and Environmental Control3
Agribusiness Engineering Technology elective3
Required Education Courses
Admission to School of Education
TEACHING 1230Introduction to Education2
TEACHING 2010Educational Media Theory2
TEACHING 2130Human Growth and Development3
TEACHING 3140Key Concepts and Characteristics in Middle Level Education3
TEACHING 3320Introduction to Inclusion3
TEACHING 3630Ethnic and Gender Equity in Education3
TEACHING 4020Educational Media Application2
TEACHING 4210Pre-Student Teaching at Middle/Secondary Level2
TEACHING 4660Student Teaching B-2112
INDUSTDY 4820History & Principles of Career and Technical Education2
AGEDUC 4930Teaching Cooperative Education in Agriculture3
EdTPA Final Portfolio Submission 1
Total Credits134-147

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 1010 will satisfy the requirement), TEACHING 1230 or HHP 2320, and TEACHING 2010 (or approved equivalent)
  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 documentation of an approved level II portfolio on file
  5. Have passed the Praxis II contest test in agricultural education; no waives allowed
  6. Have been admitted to the SOE for one full semester prior to student teaching
  7. Documentation of 2,000 hours of work experience in agriculture