Teacher development in school-based agricultural education is delivered in a three-part model: classroom, experiential learning, and leadership development. Teacher development in school-based agriculture education is education in agriculture. In Colorado, agricultural education is delivered through approximately 100 secondary programs located throughout the state. Over 5,600 young people are enrolled in agricultural education programs in Colorado. Graduates in the Teacher Development concentration take classes in agriculture and in the Center for Educator Preparation (CEP). A Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education Teacher Development leads to teacher licensure by the State of Colorado. The curriculum requires students to demonstrate a competent knowledge of educational theory and a broad-based understanding in agricultural content. Students combine practical experience and technical course work including animal science, plant science, agricultural mechanics, natural resources, food products and processing, and agriculture business. Students must have a 2.75 GPA, pass the PLACE assessment for Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources licensure and complete a student teaching semester internship.

Potential occupations: Graduates in the Teacher Development concentration are in demand to fill the 18 year shortage in agricultural education teachers. Two-thirds of program graduates take teaching and administrative positions in public schools. Other graduates fill positions in agribusiness, feed, seed, fertilizer, machinery and finance companies, and human resource positions in agribusiness companies. Additionally, graduates often pursue advanced degrees in teaching agriculture and work at community colleges, in extension, or as curriculum specialists in organizations.

Effective Fall 2017

Freshman
AUCCCredits
AGED 220Understanding Agricultural Education 1
AGED 240Technical Tool Applications in Ag Education 2
AGRI 192 or 292Orientation to Agricultural Systems
Transfer Seminar
 1
ANEQ 101 or 102Food Animal Science
Introduction to Equine Science
 4
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C3
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A4
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
SOCR 100General Crops 4
Select four credits from the following: 4
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)3A 
Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A 
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A 
Select a minimum of three credits from the following: 3-4
College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B 
College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B 
Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B 
Arts and Humanities3B3
 Total Credits 32-33
Sophomore
 
ANEQ 250Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation 3
AGED 244Power, Structure, and Tech. Systems in Ag Ed 3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
Select 3 credits from the following Natural Resource/Environmental System Electives: 3
Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1)3C 
Introduction-Economics of Natural Resources  
Water Law, Policy, and Institutions  
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (GT-SC2)3A 
Principles of Wildlife Management  
Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship  
Agricultural Science Elective1 3
Food Products and Processing Systems Elective1 5-6
Arts and Humanities3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 30-31
Junior
 
AGED 420Developing School-Based Ag Education Programs 3
AREC 305Agricultural and Resource Enterprise Analysis 3
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)3C3
EDUC 331Educational Technology and Assessment 2
EDUC 340Literacy and the Learner 3
EDUC 350Instruction I-Individualization/Management 3
EDUC 386Practicum-Instruction I 1
HORT 100Horticultural Science3A4
Select 3 credits not previously taken from the following Natural Resource/Environmental System Electives: 3
Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1)3C 
Introduction-Economics of Natural Resources  
Water Law, Policy, and Institutions  
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (GT-SC2)3A 
Principles of Wildlife Management  
Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship  
Select one of the following courses: 3
Agricultural Marketing  
Small Agribusiness Management  
Agricultural Finance  
Advanced Writing23
 Total Credits 31
Senior
 
EDCT 425Methods/Materials in Agricultural Education 4
EDCT 485Student Teaching4A,4B,4C11
EDCT 492Seminar-Professional Relations4C2
EDUC 450Instruction II-Standards and Assessment 4
EDUC 486EPracticum: Instruction II 1
Agricultural Science Elective1 3-6
 Total Credits 25-28
 Program Total Credits: 120
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Select course(s) in consultation with advisor.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AGED 220Understanding Agricultural Education X 1
AGED 240Technical Tool Applications in Ag EducationX  2
Select one course from the following:   1
Orientation to Agricultural Systems    
Transfer Seminar    
Select one course from the following:   4
Food Animal Science    
Introduction to Equine Science    
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1) X3C3
SOCR 100General Crops   4
Select a minimum of three credits from the following:X  3-4
College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)  1B 
College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)  1B 
Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)  1B 
Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)  1B 
Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1)  1B 
Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)  1B 
 Total Credits   18-19
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select four credits from the following:   4
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)  3A 
Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)  3A 
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)  3A 
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)  3A4
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
 Total Credits   14
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANEQ 250Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation   3
AGED 244Power, Structure, and Tech. Systems in Ag EdX  3
Agricultural Science Elective   3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
CHEM 107 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select three credits from the following:   3
Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Introduction-Economics of Natural Resources    
Water Law, Policy, and Institutions    
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (GT-SC2)  3A 
Principles of Wildlife Management    
Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship    
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science   4
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Food Products and Processing Systems Electives   5-6
 Total Credits   15-16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AREC 305Agricultural and Resource Enterprise Analysis   3
Select one course from the following:   3
Agricultural Marketing    
Small Agribusiness Management    
Agricultural Finance    
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)X 3C3
EDUC 340Literacy and the LearnerX  3
Advanced Writing  23
AGED 220 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
Acceptance into teacher licensure must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AGED 420Developing School-Based Ag Education Programs   3
Select three credits not previously taken from the following courses:   3
Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Introduction-Economics of Natural Resources    
Water Law, Policy, and Institutions    
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (GT-SC2)  3A 
Principles of Wildlife Management    
Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship    
EDUC 331Educational Technology and AssessmentX  2
EDUC 350Instruction I-Individualization/ManagementX  3
EDUC 386Practicum-Instruction IX  1
HORT 100Horticultural Science  3A4
 Total Credits   16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDCT 425Methods/Materials in Agricultural Education   4
EDUC 450Instruction II-Standards and AssessmentX  4
EDUC 486EPracticum: Instruction IIX  1
EDCT 492Seminar-Professional Relations  4C1
Agricultural Science Electives (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3-6
 Total Credits   13-16
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDCT 485Student TeachingX 4A,4B,4C11
EDCT 492Seminar-Professional RelationsX 4C1
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   12
 Program Total Credits:   120