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Student Learning OutcomesUpon completion of the Agricultural Education Specialization of the Agricultural Education, Communication, and Leadership Major, students will:
- Have broad knowledge of animal science, agronomy, agricultural systems technology, and agri-business and be prepared to teach these subjects at the secondary level.
- Understand education concepts related to effective teaching and learning at the secondary level of education.
- Be prepared to coordinate an effective program of high school vocational agriculture and serve as FFA advisor.
- Be prepared for a variety of careers in agricultural production or agribusiness.
- Locate and evaluate information to aid in decision making.
- Have sufficient core competencies for effective lifetime learning.
- Have a broad understanding of global challenges and issues related to food systems and agriculture
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communications skills
- Demonstrate critical thinking and decision making skills
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline June for Fall semester; November for Spring semester Tuition fee
- USD 8539 Year (National)
- USD 18044 Year (International)
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Course ContentMajor Requirements: 43-44
- Leadership in Context Credits: 3
- Introduction to Animal Science and Lab Credits: 3
- Information Gathering Credits: 2
- Basic Newswriting and Studio (COM) Credits: 3
- Introduction to Digital Media and Lab Credits: 3
- Basic Photography and Studio (COM) Credits: 2
- News Editing and Editing Lab(COM) Credits: 3
- Advertising Principles Credits: 3
- Media Law (COM) Credits: 3
- Survey of Physics and Lab * (COM) Credits: 4
- Crop Production and Lab Credits: 3
- Public Speaking (COM) * Credits: 3
- or Organizational Communication (COM) Credits: 3
- Magazine Writing and Editing (AW) Credits or
- Public Affairs Reporting and Studio (COM) (AW) Credits: 3
Choose one of the following:
- Integrated Natural Resource Management and Lab (AW) Credits: 3
- Farming and Food Systems Economics Credits: 3
- Agricultural Finance Credits: 3
- Cow/Calf Management and Lab Credits: 3
- Feedlot Operations and Management Credits: 3
- Sheep and Wool Production and Lab Credits: 3
- Swine Production and Lab Credits: 3
- Design Management Experience and Lab Credits: 3
- Agricultural Waste Management (AW) Credits: 3
- Dairy Farm Management and Lab Credits: 4
- Crop Management with Precision Farming and Lab Credits: 3
- Advanced Integrated Ranch Management and Lab Credits: 3
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Alumni Study Travel Fund
Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.
- Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than South Dakota State University.
SDSU offers a variety of academic scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, activities participation and leadership.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs (NCATE) South Dakota Department ofEducation
Certification and Licensure:
With this major and the accompanying teacher education coursework required for teaching licensure, candidates are eligible to take the Praxis content tests, and apply for a teaching license in South Dakota. Students are required to take the PRAXIS II content test, as well as the PRAXIS II Principles of Learning and Teaching test. The minimum score for the Praxis II PLT must be obtained for teaching licensure and varies by state.