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Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Fall Semester 2002

Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE) - Archive

PROFESSOR DENNIS C. SCANLON, Program Coordinator

This major helps prepare students for positions in education in agriculture, including schools and colleges, Cooperative Extension, business, 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 courses in technical agriculture, natural science, social science and general education. Students seeking teacher certification schedule professional courses in education and psychology.

Pennsylvania Teacher certification regulations require students to have occupational experience in the requested area of certification. Students who enter the program deficient in occupational experience are required to complete one or more credits of AEE 205 and/or AEE 305. 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 students seeking teacher certification, the B.S. degree in Agricultural and Extension Education, a minimum of 135 credits is required. For students selecting the Leadership Development and Communications option, a minimum of 122 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(15-22 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin for additional information)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION, or SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREA course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 11-25 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 67-101 credits
(This includes 15-22 credits of General Education courses: 22 for the teacher certification options--6 credits of GS courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 4 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GWS courses; and 15 credits for the non-teacher certification option--3 credits of GS courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 28 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (19 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), SOILS 101(3) (Sem: 1-2)
AG EC 101 GS(3), BIOL 110 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
AEE 311(3) (Sem: 5-6)
AEE 495(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
AG 200A(2) or AG 200B(2) (Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) or ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
BIOL 220W GN(4), BIOL 230W GN(4), or BIOL 240W GN(4) (Sem: 3-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 39-73 credits

TEACHER CERTIFICATION OPTIONS

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE OPTION: 69 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (39 credits)
ASTRO 001 GN(3), CHEM 034(3), PHYS 001(3) (Sem: 1-2)
A S M 217(3), AEE 100(2), AEE 295(1)[1], PSY 002 GS(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
EDPSY 014(3)[1], EDTHP 115(3)[1] (Sem: 3-6)
AEE 313(2)[1], AEE 412(4)[1], AEE 413(2)[1], AEE 418(2)[1], AEE 490(1)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

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: 73 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (39 credits)
ASTRO 001 GN(3), CHEM 034(3), PHYS 001(3) (Sem: 1-2)
A S M 217(3), AEE 100(2), AEE 295(1)[1], PSY 002 GS(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
EDPSY 014(3)[1], EDTHP 115(3)[1] (Sem: 3-6)
AEE 313(2)[1], AEE 412(4)[1], AEE 413(2)[1], AEE 418(2)[1], AEE 490(1)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

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)

NON-TEACHER CERTIFICATION OPTION

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS OPTION: 39 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
AEE 360(3), AEE 400(3), AEE 460(3) (Sem: 5-6)
AEE 465(3), AEE 495(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (24 credits)
Select 6 credits of communications courses in consultation with advisor
(see department list of approved courses) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 18 credits from leadership emphasis areas in consultation with advisor
(see department list of approved courses) (Sem: 1-8)

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

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-03-004

Review Date: 1/30/00

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