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AGricultural Education - Comprehensive

School of Agriculture Core Courses - AG Education

AGBUS 1500 Introduction to Agribusiness 3
AGET 1750 Equipment, Structures, Power Systems 3
ANSCI 1000 Introduction to Animal Science 3
SCSCI 12600 Introduction to Crop Science 3

Required Agricultural Education Courses

AGEDUC 2920 Introduction to Ag and Extension Education 2
AGEDUC 3900 Planning Cooperative Education in Ag 3

Required Crops/Soils/ENVIRONmental Horticulture Courses

SCSCI 2230 Soils 4
SCSCI 3200 Pest ID and Management 3
SCSCI   Soils/Crops or Horticulture Elective 3

Required AgriBusiness Courses 

AGBUS 2430 Agricultural Marketing 3
AGBUS 2500 Producer and Consumer Cooperatives 3
AGBUS 3460 Farm Business Management  
    OR 3
AGBUS 4500 Agribusiness Management  

Required Animal Science Courses 

ANSCI 2020 Introduction to Dairy Science  
    OR 3
ANSCI 2000 Meat Animal Evaluation  
ANSCI 3000 Animal Nutrition 4
    Animal Science Elective 3

Required Engineering Technology Courses 

INDUSTDY 1430 Basic Metals Processes 3
AGINDUS 4890 Structures and Environmental Control 3
AIET   Elective 3

Required Education Courses 

TEACHING 1000 Admission to School of Education 0
TEACHING 1230 Introduction to Education 2
TEACHING 2010 Computer Applications in Education 1
TEACHING 2130 Human Growth and Development 3
TEACHING 3110 Key Concepts in Middle Level Education 2
TEACHING 3120 Characteristics of Transescents 2
TEACHING 3320 Introduction to Inclusion 3
TEACHING 3630 Ethnic and Gender Equity in Education 3
TEACHING 4020 Educational Media Technology 2
TEACHING 4210 Pre-Student Teaching 2
TEACHING 4660 Student Teaching 12
TEACHING 4990 Licensure Portfolio 3
INDUSTDY 4820 Principles of Vo-Tech Education 2
AGEDUC 4930 Teaching Cooperative Education in Ag 3

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 AGINDUS 4580 Agricultural Business Internship.

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 Introduction to Education or PHYSED 2320 Introduction to Physical Education, and COMPUTER 2010 Computer Applications in Education (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

 


Agricultural education -
Technology Education Emphasis

Required School of Agriculture Core Courses

AGET 1750 Equipment, Structures, Power Systems 3
ANSCI 1000 Introduction to Animal Science 3
SCSCI 1260 Introduction to Crop Science 3
SCSCI 2230 Soils 4
AGBUS 1500 Introduction to Agribusiness 3
    OR  
INDUSTDY 1530 Power Systems 3

Required Technology Education Courses

INDUSTDY 1030 Introduction to Manufacturing 3
INDUSTDY 1130 Basic Wood Processes 3
INDUSTDY 1200 Basic Electricity 3
INDUSTDY 1230 Technical Drafting 3
INDUSTDY 1430 Basic Metals 3

Electives 

Additional Agriculture courses 6
Additional Industrial Studies courses 6
Additional Agriculture OR Industrial Studies courses 6

Required Education Courses 

TEACHING 1000 Admission to School of Education 0
TEACHING 1230 Introduction to Education 2
TEACHING 2130 Human Growth and Development 3
TEACHING 3110 Key Concepts in Middle Level Education 2
TEACHING 3120 Characteristics of Transescents 2
TEACHING 3320 Introduction to Inclusion 3
TEACHING 3630 Ethnic and Gender Equity in Education 3
TEACHING 4020 Educational Media Technology 2
TEACHING 4210 Pre-Student Teaching 2
TEACHING 4660 Student Teaching 12
TEACHING 4990 Licensure Portfolio 3
INDUSTDY 4820 Principles of Vo-Tech Education 2
One of the following: 3
AGEDUC 3900 Planning Cooperative Education in Ag  
INDUSTDY 4640 Curriculum and Facilities Planning  
One of the following: 3
AGEDUC 4930 Teaching Cooperative Education in Ag  
INDUSTDY 3930 Teaching Technology Education  

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 Introduction to Education or PHYSED 2320 Introduction to Physical Education, and COMPUTER 2010 Computer Applications in Education
  3. Attend and have written verification that the teacher candidate attended the STEPS presentation during TEACHING 1230 Introduction to Education
  4. Be recommended for admission by two people (other than friends, relatives or UW-Platteville faculty) who can assess the candidate’s potential to be a teacher
  5. Have earned 40 semester credits in an accredited college of which 15 credits have been earned at UW-Platteville
  6. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.65 or better
  7. 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

 

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