The agricultural education major is for the student who desires to teach agriculture in a school setting. State of the art facilities await students who choose the agricultural education major at SAU. After completing the general education requirements, students focus on courses in agriculture and education. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is required.
Students who complete all degree requirements will earn a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education. This degree prepares students to meet the state of Arkansas teacher licensure requirement.
About SAU Agriculture
The Agriculture program at SAU has highly trained, award-winning and motivated faculty who challenge our students, and help them to achieve their goals in a friendly environment that encourages conceptual thinking. We strive to provide as many diverse learning experiences as possible and the advantage to interface with the complexities of the industry of Agriculture.
The SAU farm is a vital part of the teaching program for the SAU Agriculture Department. It provides a unique opportunity for students majoring in agriculture to take classroom theory and apply the results to hands-on learning and work opportunities, while utilizing laboratory exercises similar to those experienced in the workplace. Many students earn a portion of their collegiate expenses by working on the farm.
- Our graduates communicate effectively
- Our students acquire knowledge of agricultural systems to make ethical and informed decisions relating to food and fiber production
- Our students can assimilate knowledge to develop critical thinking skills related to agriculture production and science
- Our graduates understand the value of technology and its application in Agricultural Communication and Agriculture Production
- Our graduates possess knowledge in the field of Agriculture
The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education degree requires a total of 122 hours. Students must meet the requirements of the Teacher Education Program as well as those specifically related to the agricultural education major. Some of the core courses in this major include the following:
- Issues in Agriculture
- Introduction to Animal Science/Lab
- Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics/Lab
- Ruminant Animal Production/Lab
- Methods in Agricultural Education
- Educational Psychology
Major in Agricultural Education (BS)
Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) Conceptual Framework: Attaining Educational Achievement through Collaboration and Reflection
The mission of the education Educator Preparation Program is to prepare candidates who attain educational achievement through collaboration and reflection. To that end the education preparation program (including content departments), collaborates with K-12 schools, Educational Service Cooperatives, Educational Renewal Zones and other local, state, and national organizations to inculcate high standards of educational achievement for all students. The program engages pre-service and in-service teachers, administrators, counselors and other educators to excel in teaching, leadership, scholarship and service.
The EPP holds the established dispositions, as described in the conceptual framework, as critical for all initial candidates pursuing a degree in the EPP. See the College of Education section in the catalog.
The EPP holds the established competencies, as described in the conceptual framework, as critical for all initial candidates pursuing a degree in the EPP. See the College of Education section in the catalog.
Graduation with an education minor requires admission to the Teacher Education Program.
University Requirement -2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education* – 27 hours (Natural science and physical science courses are included in the major.)
*Social Science requirement – AGEC 2073 Principles of Agricultural Economics
Biological Science – 4 hours
BIOL 1103/1101 University Biology I/Lab
Chemistry – 4 hours
CHEM 1013/1011 College Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 1023/1021 University Chemistry I/Lab
Agricultural Core – 28 hours
AGEC 3043 Farm Management
AGRI 4033 Issues in Agriculture
ANSC 1003/1001 Introduction to Animal Science/Lab
ANSC 2002/2001 Animal Nutrition I/Lab
ANSC 2013 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
PLSC 1003 Introduction to Plant Science
PLSC 2002/2001 Principles of Horticulture/Lab
PLSC 2012/2011 Soils Science/Lab
PLSC 2022/2021 Elements of Forestry/Lab
Mechanical Technology – 12 hours
AGED 1001/1002 Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics/Lab
AGED 2001/2002 Agriculture Power: Electricity and Small Engines/Lab
AGED 2011/2012 Agricultural Structures/Lab
AGED 2021/2022 Agricultural Metals/Lab
Animal Science – 7 hours
AGRI 4452/4551 Internship in Agriculture I and II
ANSC 3103/3101 Ruminant Animal Production/Lab
ANSC 3113/3111 Non-Ruminant Animal Production/Lab
Education – 38 hours
AGED 3003 Leadership and Communications
AGED 4002 Supervised Field Experience II
AGED 4003 Methods of Teaching Agricultural Mechanics
AGED 4013 Methods in Agricultural Education
AGED 4023 Program Development
EDUC 2000 Educational Field Experience, Level I Lab
EDUC 2003 Introduction to Education and Field Experience, Level I
EDUC 3013 Educational Psychology
S ED 3003 The Secondary and Middle School Curricula
SPED 4073 Survey of Exceptional Individuals
EDUC 4003 Student Teaching Seminar
S ED 4006 Student Teaching in the Secondary School I
S ED 4103 Student Teaching in the Secondary School II