Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 first edition, July 2014

Agriculture Education

Major(s)

Agriculture Education

Bachelor of Science in Education
(Certifiable grades 9-12)
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
    Specific General Education Requirements: BIO 101(3) and 111(1); PSY 121(3); GEP 101(2) or UHC 110(2) or AGR 301(1)
  2. Major Requirements
    1. AGB 144(4), 334(3); AGE 337(3); AGP 103(3) or AGN 115(3); AGN 143(3), 215(3); AGN 335(3) or AGR 383(3); AGP 303(3) or AGP 333(3) or AGP 543(3); AGS 101(4)
    2. CHM 107(3) and 108(1); or CHM 116(4) and 117(1); or CHM 160(4)
    3. AGE 318(2), 568(3), 578(2), 588(2)
    4. Area of Specialization: Students must select a minimum of 20 hours of Agriculture courses to complete 45 hours of Technical Agriculture required by the State Department of Education. These courses must consist of any agriculture course not required as a major or Professional Education requirement.
    5. Public Affairs Capstone Experience Requirement (to be determined)
  3. Professional Education courses. Note: A grade of “C” or better in each course is required for state certification.
    1. .AGE 558(3), 493(5-6), 494(5-6)
    2. Professional Education Required Core and Competencies - see Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Program and Secondary Education Requirements section of catalog
  4. This program also requires compliance with the Teacher Education Program requirements for eligibility to enroll in Professional Education courses; admission to and continuance in the Teacher Education Program; approval for supervised teaching; and recommendation for certification; as well as the requirements for Secondary Education. Refer to the Teacher Education Program section of the catalog for requirements.
  5. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog
  6. In order to meet Missouri state teacher certification requirements, candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Education degree are required to meet the following grade point average requirements: at least a 2.75 GPA on all course work attempted at all colleges attended; at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area (major field of study) which includes all courses listed under B; at least a 3.00 GPA in any additional certificate subject area; at least a 3.00 GPA in the professional education courses; and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses. All GPA requirements include both Missouri State and transfer grades.

Minor(s)

Agriculture

Bachelor of Science in Education
(Non-Certifiable)
  1. Select at least one course from each of the following areas: Agriculture Economics, Animal Husbandry, Soils, and Field Crops

  2. Select at least one course from each of the following areas: Dairy Husbandry, Horticulture, and Poultry Husbandry

  3. Select additional courses to complete 24 hours or more of agriculture. Students desiring to minor in agriculture on the Bachelor of Science in Education should confer with a member of the agriculture staff before scheduling to receive advice of desirable courses which meet their special needs.

Accelerated Master of Natural and Applied Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students in a major in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Master of Natural and Applied Science program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees (Mixed Credit). This option offers an opportunity for CNAS majors whose goals, academic capabilities, and career planning include graduate work, to complete the requirements for the master’s degree in less time than would otherwise be possible. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.

Accelerated master's degree in plant science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students majoring in Agriculture, Biology, and Chemistry may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Plant Science program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees (Mixed Credit). The courses must be in the area of economic botany, plant physiology, plant genetics, crop management systems, plant nutrition, soils, chemistry, ecology, fruit production, viticulture, enology, or ornamental plants and landscaping.

This option is tailored to those undergraduates who have acquired considerable plant science-related research experience in a laboratory through the departments of Agriculture, Biology or Chemistry at Missouri State. Courses to be counted toward both degrees must be identified jointly in agreement with the undergraduate advisor, the student’s research mentor, and the Plant Science Program Director. This option will enable Agriculture, Biology, or Chemistry majors to potentially meet the requirements for the M.S. degree in Plant Science degree within two semesters following the completion of the undergraduate degree. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.