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Agricultural Sciences

ARCHIVE - Agricultural Education (AG ED)

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Summer Session 1999 (Name change to Agricultural and Extension Education - AEE)

Agricultural Education (AG ED) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR DENNIS C. SCANLON, Program Coordinator

This major helps prepare students for positions in education in agriculture, including schools and colleges, agricultural extension, businesses, trade and professional associations, and government agencies. The department administers a program approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the preparation of agriculture teachers in public school systems. This includes programs in agricultural production, mechanics, supplies, resources, products, forestry, horticulture, and other agricultural areas.

Students take fundamental courses in technical agriculture. They schedule professional courses in education and psychology. Other natural science, social science, and general education courses are included in the major.

Pennsylvania teacher certification regulations require that students have occupational experience in the requested area of certification. Students who enter the program deficient in occupational experience will be required to complete 1 or more credits of AG ED 205 and/or AG ED 395. These courses do not replace courses required for the major, but may be counted as part of the student's total program. (See also Teacher Education Programs.)

For the B.S. degree in Agricultural Education, a minimum of 135 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(22 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 6-7 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 104-105 credits
(This includes 22 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GS courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 4 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 71 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (67 credits)
ASTRO 001 GN(3), CHEM 011(3), SOILS 101(3) (Sem: 1-2)
AG ED 100(2)[1] AG 200B(2), BIOL 110 GN(4), CHEM 034(3), ENGL 202C GWS(3), PHYS 001 GN(3), PSY 002 GS(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
AG EC 101 GS(3), AG ED 295(1)[1], 311(3)[1], EDPSY 014(3)[1], EDTHP 115 (3)[1] (Sem: 3-6)
AG ED 313(2)[1], 412(4)[1], 413(2)[1], 418(2)[1], 490(1)[1], 495(10)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (4 credits)
BIOL 220W GN(4), 230W GN(4), or 240W GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 33-34 credits

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE OPTION: 33 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSE (3 credits)
A S M 217(3) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (30 credits)
Select 6 credits in biological, physical ecosystems (Sem: 1-7)
Select 9 credits in environmental impact management (Sem: 1-7)
Select 6 credits in environmental learning (Sem: 1-7)
Select 6 credits in social, political, and legal aspects of environmental science (Sem: 1-7)
Select 3 credits in agricultural systems management (Sem: 3-4)

PRODUCTION OPTION: 34 credits

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (34 credits)
Select 13 credits in agriculture (Sem: 1-7)
Select 6 credits in animal science (Sem: 1-7)
Select 3 credits from any communications course (Sem: 1-7)
Select 6 credits in plant/soil science (Sem: 1-7)
Select 6 credits in agricultural systems management (Sem: 3-6)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


The Pennsylvania State University ©1999

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1996

Blue Sheet Item #: 24-06-002

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