The Single Subject Teaching Credential in Agriculture
Course Requirements for the Single Subject Teaching Credential: 46 units
In most majors, candidates for this credential will normally fulfill the
single subject matter preparation program by completing the appropriate
education option in the major. Any exceptions to this procedure are noted
at the end of this section. In addition to the single subject matter preparation
program, completion of an additional professional education program is
required to qualify for a California teaching credential. Professional
education (credential) programs are available through the School of Education.
For prerequisites and other admission requirements to professional education
programs, see the Education chapter of this catalog. All credential candidates
recommended by CSU, Chico (under the SB 2042 standards) are authorized
to teach all students including English learners in the regular classroom.
You may also want to consider qualifying for BCLAD (Bilingual, Cross-cultural,
Language, and Academic Development) emphasis and supplementary authorizations
in additional subject matter areas as you plan your program.
Your departmental credential adviser is responsible for verifying that
the subject matter preparation program has been completed. If you are interested
in obtaining a teaching credential, confer with the appropriate credential
adviser early in your university career. Department credential advisers
can assist you in planning an educational program that meets both major
and credential requirements.
Subject matter preparation requirements are governed by legislative action
and approval of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Requirements
may change between catalogs. Please consult with your departmental credential
adviser for current information.
Completion of the Agriscience and Education Option will fulfill the technical
agriculture course work requirement for the Single Subject Teaching Credential
in Agriculture. Students completing another agriculture option or major
should consult the agriculture credential adviser to identify additional
The Single Subject Matter Preparation Program described below can be used
to fulfill most of the degree requirements for the major in Agriculture.
Students are encouraged to confer with the agriculture credential adviser
early in their university career to plan a program that meets both major
and credential requirements.
BASIC CORE: 31 units
9 courses required:
ABUS 080 Intro to Ag Business/Economics 3.0 FS
ABUS 083 Farm Accounting 3.0 FS
AGET 085 Agricultural Machine Systems 3.0 FS
AGET 090 General Farm Mechanics 3.0 FA
AGET 152 Irrigation 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: PSSC 002 or PSSC 050.
ANSC 002 Introduction to Animal Science 3.0 FS *
ANSC 011 Animal Feeds and Nutrition 3.0 FS
PSSC 002 Introduction to Plant Science 3.0 FS *
PSSC 050 Introduction to Soil Science 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 027 or CHEM 037.
1 course selected from:
CHEM 027 Gen Chem for Applied Sciences 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.
CHEM 037 General Chemistry 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Second-year high school algebra; one year high school chemistry
or CHEM 016. (One year of high school physics and one year of high school
mathematics past Algebra II are recommended.)
BREADTH AND PERSPECTIVE COURSES: 15 units
2 courses required:
ABUS 183N Agribusiness Mgmt for Non-Majors 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: ABUS 080.
ANSC 017 Live Animal & Carcass Evaluation 3.0 SP
3 courses selected from:
Any upper-division AGET, ABUS, ANSC, or PSSC courses.