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This program offers a Bachelor of Science degree that prepares the individual for teacher certification in agricultural and natural resources education. It provides students with an opportunity to gain broad understanding and professional preparation in animal science, plant and soil sciences, food science, engineering technology, entomology and wildlife conservation, resource economics, agribusiness and natural resource management. Students develop and practice their leadership skills through participation in FFA activities and other student organizations. Additionally, it provides pedagogical skills in a pragmatic hands-on program that uses an investigative, scientific, design-and-construct, and problem-solving approach to teaching. The curriculum is designed to allow students to teach in classroom and laboratory settings using modern technology and techniques.
DEGREE: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
MAJOR: AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
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Minimum of eight credits selected from one of the following two-course sequences:
CHEM 101/CHEM 102 or CHEM 103/CHEM 104
PHYS 201/PHYS 202 or PHYS 207/PHYS 208
||Introduction to Agricultural Education
||FFA and Supervised Agricultural Experiences
||Student Teaching Seminar
||Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education I
||Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education II
||Adolescent Development & Educational Psychology
||Teaching Exceptional Adolescents
||Diversity in Secondary Education
||Reading in the Content Area
Thirty credits of agriculture and natural resource courses from at least three departments in the college are required. Three credits must be FREC 135. A minimum overall GPA of 2.75 is required in these courses. Students are to meet with their Agricultural Education advisor before selecting these courses.
A maximum of three credits of independent study in Food and Resource Economics and a maximum of six credits in all areas, including Food and Resource Economics, may be counted toward the degree.
The Agricultural Education program requires a 2.5 minimum overall GPA and passing scores on the Praxis I test for all three subtests (reading, passing score=175; writing, passing score=173; and mathematics, passing score=174) prior to enrollment in AGED 480 and AGED 481, and proof of having taken the Praxis II test in the appropriate academic content area. A copy of the official score report must be submitted to the Delaware Center for Teacher Education, 200 Academy Street, during enrollment in EDUC 400 Student Teaching or no later than November 1 for January graduates and May 1 for June or summer graduates. An institutional recommendation for certification will not be issued until the candidate has presented the official score report. The teacher education program advisor should be consulted for other policies concerning qualifications for student teaching. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in all AGED and EDUC courses.
After required courses are completed, sufficient credits must be taken to meet the minimum credits required for the degree. Only four credits of activity-type Physical Education or performing Music credit may be counted toward the degree.
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