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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 courses required.

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.)


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.