Offered by: College of Education, Integrative Studies, Department of Education and the College of Agriculture
The primary function of the Agricultural Specialist Credential is to prepare students to teach agriculture subject matter at public secondary schools in California. Specialized pre-professional and professional courses are offered for undergraduate and graduate (fifth year) students. Required courses in the Agriculture Specialist Credential program are listed below.
In addition to the B.S. in Agricultural Science, candidates preparing to teach agriculture must complete the requirements for the Single Subject Credential and the requirements for the Agricultural Specialist Credential. The courses include:
In addition to meeting subject matter competencies, as outlined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialling, candidates for the Agriculture Specialist Credential are required to have proof of a minimum of two years of verified work experience (3000 hours or more) in the agriculture industry.
The requirements for both the Single Subject and the Agricultural Specialist Credentials may be completed concurrently. A limited number of courses may be taken at the undergraduate level. Candidates should consult with the Agricultural Specialist Credential program coordinator prior to enrolling in any courses to be used for credentialing purposes.