Agricultural & Environmental Education

(College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences; School of Education)

Undergraduate Advising Center (including peer advising) is located in the Animal Science Advising Center in 1202 Meyer Hall; 530-754-7915; https://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/academics/undergrad/advising.

The Major Program

The major serves those interested in teaching agricultural and environmental sciences in K-12 classrooms or in non-formal settings such as food production and distribution systems, nature preserves, environmental camps, or other venues. This major prepares graduates to direct programs in the agricultural and environmental sciences as well as provides them with a skill set necessary to work within social science careers related to these fields. This program of study meets state and federal requirements for entry into teacher preparation in agriculture and science, as well as requirements in Career Technical Education (CTE).

The Program

The program is designed to provide students with a broad background in various agricultural and environmental science disciplines, e.g., animal science, environmental science, plant and soil science, agricultural engineering, business management, agro ecology, and horticulture. The program also focuses on the social sciences related to human resource development. The program provides students with practical experiences through fieldwork, school, and non-formal learning sites placements, or placement in sites related to a student's focus of study. Through this major students will have the opportunity to explore and then incorporate agricultural and environmental issues into educational and development settings.

Career Alternatives. The need for scientists, technicians, and educators to assist in domestic and international agricultural development and environmental programs has created a continuing demand for qualified instructors and supervisory personnel. This major also provides general preparation for positions in banking, sales and service, rural recreation, and related agricultural and environmental sectors. Students interested in obtaining breadth in both agricultural and environmental sciences will appreciate the scope and flexibility the major provides.

Master Advisor. Deanne Meyer, Cooperative Extension Specialist/Lecturer

Major Advisors. Lynn Martindale, Lecturer/Supervisor School of Education; Cary J. Trexler, Associate Professor; Deanne Meyer, Cooperative Extension Specialist/Lecturer


Government/U.S. Constitution
Units: 4
Choose one:
4
HIS 017A
History of the United States (Active)
4
POL 001
American National Government (Active)
4
Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 51
Choose a minimum of eight (8) units in each area of Animal Science, Applied Biological Systems Technology, Agricultural Business and Economics, Environmental Horticulture, Environmental Science and Natural Resources; and Plant and Soil Science:
 
Animal Science
8
ANS 001
Domestic Animals & People (Active)
4
ANS 002
Introductory Animal Science (Active)
4
ANS 021
Livestock & Dairy Cattle Judging (Active)
2
ANS 041
Domestic Animal Production (Active)
2
Applied Biological Systems Technology
9
ABT 016
Metal Properties & Fabrication (Active)
2
ABT 049
Field Equipment Operation (Active)
2
ABT 052
Field Equipment Welding (Active)
2
ABT 101
Engine Technology (Active)
3
Agricultural Business & Economics; choose ARE 015 and ECN 001A or 001B:
8
ARE 015
Population, Environment & World Agriculture (Active)
4
and
ECN 001A
Principles of Microeconomics (Active)
4
or
ECN 001B
Principles of Macroeconomics (Active)
4
Environmental Horticulture
9
ENH 001
Introduction to Environmental Horticulture/Urban Forestry (Active)
3
ENH 006
Introduction to Environmental Plants (Active)
4
PLS 005
Plants for Garden, Orchard & Landscape (Active)
2
Environmental Science & Natural Resources
9
ESP 010
Current Issues in the Environment (Active)
3
ETX 010
Introduction to Environmental Toxicology (Active)
3
HYD 010
Water, Power, Society (Active)
3
Plant & Soil Science
8
PLS 001
Agriculture, Nature & Society (Active)
3
PLS 002
Botany & Physiology of Cultivated Plants (Active)
4
PLS 015
Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture (Active)
4
PLS 049
Organic Crop Production Practices (Active)
3
VEN 002
Introduction to Viticulture (Active)
2
VEN 003
Introduction to Winemaking (Active)
3
Science/Math Preparatory
Units: 43-45
Biological Science
10
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology & Evolution (Active)
5
Chemistry
10
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
Geology
6
GEL 001
The Earth (Active)
4
GEL 020
Geology of California (Active)
2
Mathematics, choose a series:
6-8
MAT 016A
Short Calculus (Active)
3
MAT 016B
Short Calculus (Active)
3
MAT 017A
Calculus for Biology & Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017B
Calculus for Biology & Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
Physics
8
PHY 007A
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007B
General Physics (Active)
4
Soil Science
3
SSC 010
Soils in Our Environment (Active)
3
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 20
Agricultural Education
6
AED 100
Concepts in Agricultural & Environmental Education (Active)
3
AED 160
Vocational Education (Active)
3
Education
10
EDU 110
Educational Psychology: General (Active)
4
EDU 115
Educating Children with Disabilities (Active)
2
EDU 142
Introduction to Environmental Education (Active)
4
Environmental Science & Policy
4
ESP 110
Principles of Environmental Science (Active)
4
Focused Depth Subject Matter
Units: 16
The specialized focus will consist of a minimum of 16 units in one of the six areas listed below:
 
Agricultural Business & Economics
16
ARE 100A
Intermediate Microeconomics: Theory of Production & Consumption (Active)
4
ARE 100B
Intermediate Microeconomics: Imperfect Competition, Markets & Welfare Economics (Active)
4
ARE 120
Agricultural Policy (Active)
4
ARE 130
Agricultural Markets (Active)
4
ARE 135
Agribusiness Marketing Plan Development (Active)
2
ARE 138
International Commodity & Resource Markets (Active)
4
ARE 140
Farm Management (Active)
4
ARE 150
Agricultural Labor (Active)
4
ARE 175
Natural Resource Economics (Active)
4
ARE 176
Environmental Economics (Active)
4
Animal Science:
16
Choose upper division units from any Animal Genetics, Animal Science, or Avian Sciences courses. Or choose from:
 
ABI 102
Animal Biochemistry & Metabolism (Active)
5
FST 109
Principles of Quality Assurance in Food Processing (Active)
3
NPB 101
Systemic Physiology (Active)
5
NPB 121
Physiology of Reproduction (Active)
4
NUT 115
Animal Nutrition (Active)
4
NUT 122
Ruminant Nutrition & Digestive Physiology (Active)
4
NUT 123
Comparative Animal Nutrition (Active)
3
Applied Biological Systems Technology:
16
ABT 121
Animal Housing & Environment Management (Active)
2
ABT 142
Equipment & Technology for Small Farms (Active)
2
ABT 161
Water Quality Management for Aquaculture (Active)
3
ABT 165
Irrigation Practices for an Urban Environment (Active)
2
ABT 182
Environmental Analysis Using GIS (Active)
4
Environmental Horticulture:
16
ENH 102
Physiological Principles in Environmental Horticulture (Active)
4
ENH 105
Taxonomy & Ecology of Environmental Plant Families (Active)
4
ENH 120
Management of Container Media (Active)
3
ENH 125
Greenhouse & Nursery Crop Production (Active)
5
ENH 133
Woody Plants in the Landscape: Growth, Ecology & Management (Active)
4
ENH 160
Restoration Ecology (Active)
4
PLS 150
Sustainability & Agroecosystem Management (Active)
4
Environmental Science & Natural Resources:
16
ESP 100
General Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 101
Ecology, Nature, & Society (Active)
4
ESP 110
Principles of Environmental Science (Active)
4
ESP 123
Introduction to Field & Laboratory Methods in Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 151
Limnology (Active)
4
ESP 161
Environmental Law (Active)
4
ESP 170
Conservation Biology Policy (Active)
4
EVE 101
Introduction to Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 115
Marine Ecology (Active)
4
PLS 101
Agriculture & the Environment (Active)
3
PLS 105
Concepts in Pest Management (Active)
3
WFC 110
Biology & Conservation of Wild Mammals (Active)
3
WFC 111
Biology & Conservation of Wild Birds (Active)
3
WFC 120
Biology & Conservation of Fishes (Active)
3
WFC 154
Conservation Biology (Active)
4
Plant & Soil Science:
16
PLB 102
California Floristics (Active)
5
PLB 105
Developmental Plant Anatomy (Active)
5
PLB 116
Plant Morphology & Evolution (Active)
5
PLB 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
PLS 150
Sustainability & Agroecosystem Management (Active)
4
SSC 100
Principles of Soil Science (Active)
5
SSC 102
Environmental Soil Chemistry (Active)
3
SSC 118
Soils in Land Use & the Environment (Active)
4
VEN 101A
Viticultural Practices (Active)
3
VEN 101C
Viticultural Practices (Active)
3
Restricted Electives
Units: 16
Choose at least four additional upper division courses (minimum 16 units; duplicate from Depth specialization courses not counted) selected with approval of an advisor to supplement or expand depth subject matter courses chosen from Animal Biology, Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Agricultural & Resource Economics, Avian Sciences, Environmental Horticulture, Environmental & Resource Sciences, Environmental Science & Policy, Food Science & Technology, International Agricultural Development, Nature and Culture, Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior, Nutrition, Plant Sciences, Plant Biology, or Viticulture & Enology.
16
Total: 150-152

Questions pertaining to the following courses should be directed to the instructor or Lynn Martindale; 530-754-6655.

Courses in AED:

AED 092Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Supervised internship off and on campus in areas of agricultural education. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. AED support moved to ANS, informed July 2018 by Lisa Holmes. Subject moved in ICMS, took some time. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 100Concepts in Agricultural & Environmental Education (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing. Philosophy and nature of formal and non-formal agricultural and environmental education programs. Emphasis on understanding the role of the teacher and observing a variety of programs. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 160Vocational Education (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Philosophy and organization of vocational education, with particular reference to educational principles for agriculture commerce, home economics, and industry. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 171Audiovisual Communications (2) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing. Theory and principles of audiovisual communications. Comparison of audiovisual materials such as transparencies, slides, computer- generated graphics, and videos. Operation and use of audiovisual equipment is stressed. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 172Multimedia Productions (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AED 171 recommended. Design and production of educational, technical, and professional multimedia presentations. Instructional or professional presentations using a variety of media, including slides, video, transparencies, and computer-generated graphics. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 190Seminar in Agricultural Education (2) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s). Discussion of selected critical issues in agricultural education. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 192Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Supervised internship off and on campus in areas of agricultural education. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Directed group study. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Special study. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 300Directed Field Experience in Teaching (2) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Fieldwork—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AED 100. Experience as teaching assistant in agriculture or home economics programs in public schools. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 301Planning for Instructional Programs (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AED 100; AED 300 (can be concurrent). Major paradigms in program planning and development. Emphasis on key steps in curriculum development, including selection and organization of educational objectives, learning experiences and teaching materials and resources. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 302Teaching Methods in Agricultural Education (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AED 100; AED 300 (can be concurrent). Development of teaching strategies with special emphasis on the designing of learning experiences, instructional execution, and use of teaching aids in agricultural education. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 306AField Experience with Future Farmers of America & Supervised Experience Programs (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s); Fieldwork—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AED 306B (can be concurrent); Acceptance into a teacher education program. Develop an understanding of the Future Farmers of America and supervised occupational experience programs through planning, conducting, and evaluating actual programs. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 306BField Experience in Teaching Agriculture (5-18) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): AED 306A (can be concurrent); AED 100; AED 300; AED 301; AED 302; and Consent of Instructor. Acceptance into a teacher education program. Directed teaching including supervision of occupational experience programs and youth activities in secondary schools or community colleges. May be repeated up to 18 Unit(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 323Resource Development: Agricultural Education (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AED 306A; AED 306B. Selection and implementation of community resources in teaching. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
AED 390Seminar: Issues in Agricultural Education (2) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): AED 306A; AED 306B; Acceptance into a teacher education program. Discussion and evaluation of current issues, theories and research in agricultural education. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.