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College of Agriculture

Agricultural Education

The agricultural education program prepares individuals to teach agricultural science and business, as well as related subjects in junior high, high school or college. Students also pursue careers in agricultural service industries. To earn teacher certification in Indiana, graduates must have either 4,000 clock hours of unsupervised agricultural work experience or 1,500 clock hours of supervised work experience in agriculture. Faculty of the Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education coordinate the agricultural education curriculum.

Credit Hours Required: 133 (See Core Graduation Requirements for Additional Information.)

Freshman Year

First Semester
Second Semester
(3) AGEC 21700 (Economics) (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University) (4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(0.5) AGR 12100 (Introduction to Youth Development and Agricultural Education Academic Programs) (4) Biological sciences selective
(3) EDCI 27000 (Introduction to Educational Technology and Computing) (3) Forestry and natural resources selective
(3) HORT 101000 (Fundamentals of Horticulture) (3) Technical agriculture selective
(4) Biological sciences selective
(14) (17)


Sophomore Year

Third Semester
Fourth Semester
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry) (3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) EDCI 20500 (Exploring Teaching as a Career) (3) EDPS 23500 (Learning and Motivation)
(3) EDCI 28500 (Multiculturalism and Education) (3) EDPS 26500 (The Inclusive Classroom)
(3) Agricultural economics selective (2) ENTM 20600 (General Entomology)
(3) Calculus selective (1) ENTM 20700 (General Entomology Laboratory)
(3) Welding transfer credits (3) Technical agriculture selective 
(18) (15)  


Junior Year

Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(3) AGRY 25500 (Soil Science) (3) AGRY 37500 (Crop Production Systems)
(3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics) (3) ANSC 22100 (Principles of Animal Nutrition)
(3) ASM 10400 (Introduction to Agricultural Systems) or ASM 20100 (Construction and Maintenance) (3) YDAE 31900 (Planning Agricultural Science and Business Programs)
(3) EDST 20000 (History and Philosophy of Education) (1) YDAE 44100 (Field Experience in Agricultural Education Programs)
(3) YDAE 31800 (Coordination of Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs) (3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(3) Technical agriculture selective (3) Technical agriculture selective
(18) (16)


Senior Year

Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester
(3) ANSC 35100 (Meat Science) or FS 16100 (Science of Food) (12) EDCI 49800 (Supervised Teaching of Agricultural Education)
(3) YDAE 44000 (Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education) (2) Elective
(3) Humanities selective
(3) International understanding selective
(3) Statistics selective
(3) Technical agriculture selective
(18) (14)