Dec 08, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Agricultural Education (7-12) Major - B.S. Degree

Agricultural Education (7-12)

Candidates who desire to teach a specialty subject in grades 7-12 programs may fulfill the academic requirements for New York State initial and professional teacher certification after February 1, 2004 by first successfully completing the required 68 credits local initial certificate portion of the BS program and subsequently successfully completing the additional required 30 credits local professional certificate portion of the BS program. For each NYSED teaching certificate, passing the appropriate New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and meeting all other requirements for NYSED teacher certification is required (see Finally, the BS degree is awarded by SUNY Oswego upon successful completion of the remaining 27 credits of required coursework.*

*See certification and coursework breakdown of the Vocational Teacher Preparation Program .

The Agricultural Education major is designed for full-time and part-time students. The curriculum is intended to accommodate agricultural specialists from industry with several years of appropriate agriculture experience and transfer students with Associate in Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees in appropriate agricultural majors. Common agricultural specializations are:

Agricultural Engineering and Mechanics
Agricultural Production, Science and Business
Animal Science
Natural Resources and Ecology
Plant Science