Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Agricultural Education

Leadership Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
ENGL 150, 151 or 254 or JGEN 200 or 300 3 cr
ALEC 102 Interpersonal Skills for Leadership 3 cr
MATH 1XX or MATH 203 2-5 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ALEC 202 Foundations of Leadership Theory and Practice 3 cr
COMM 209 or 286 3 cr
ACE 4 4-5 cr
Course for Minor (1 of 6) 3 cr
AECN 141 or ECON 200, 211 or 212 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ALEC 302 Dynamics of Effective Leadership in Organizations 3 cr
ALEC 305 Presentation Strategies for Agricultural Audiences 3 cr
MATH 1XX or STAT 218 or EDPS 459 2-5 cr
Course for Minor (2 of 6) 3 cr
ALEC 108 or Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ACE 4 4-5 cr
Course for Minor (3 of 6) 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
Human Development and Teaching (see approved course list) 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ALEC 477/877 Leadership and Motivation 3 cr
Course for Minor (4 of 6) 3 cr
ALEC 407 3 cr
ALEC 388 3 cr
ALEC 410/810 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ENVR 249 or ALEC 125 or Elective 3 cr
AECN 376 3 cr
ALEC 494 Undergraduate Seminar in Agricultural Education 1 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Course for Minor (5 of 6) 3 cr
ALEC 466 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ALEC 495A Internship in Leadership Development 5 cr
ALEC 414 Classic Figures in Leadership 3 cr
ALEC 422 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Course for Minor (6 of 6) 3 cr
Electives (if needed) 3-11 cr
ALEC 433 3 cr
ALEC 428 3 cr
Total Credits 12

Skilled and Technical Sciences Option 4-Year Plan

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ALEC 308 Laboratory Instruction and Management 3 cr
EDPS 209 Strategies for Academic Success 3 cr
ACE 5, 6, 7 or 8 3 cr
Elective Course 6 cr
ALEC 135A 1 cr
ALEC 494 1 cr
Total Credits 17
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ALEC 405 Methods of Instruction for Secondary Agriscience Education 3 cr
ALEC 405L Methods of Instruction Laboratory Education 1 cr
ALEC 413 Program Development 3 cr
EDPS 457 Learning and Motivation Principles for Secondary Teaching 3 cr
ALEC 235 3 cr
Elective Course 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SPED 401B/801B Accommodating Exceptional Learners in the Secondary School Classroom 3 cr
TEAC 259 Instructional Technology 3 cr
ACE 5, 6, 7 or 8 3 cr
ACE 5, 6, 7 or 8 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ALEC 431 Student Teaching 12 cr
Total Credits 12

Notes

The above plan is a 2+2 program for students interested in obtaining certification in Skilled and Technical Sciences (STS). This certification will allow an individual to teach Skilled and Technical Sciences in a Nebraska secondary school (grades 7-12). Completion of the 60 credit hour requirement in the Skilled and Technical Sciences 2 + 2 Teaching Option at UNL, along with the completion of an associate of applied science within a post-secondary institution with a 2 + 2 agreement, will allow a student to complete a BS degree in agricultural education from UNL.

The program is an agreement between the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) and community college systems in Nebraska. The 2+2 program requires a student to complete the first two years at a community college and earn an associate of applied science degree before transferring to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL). Please see http://bulletin.unl.edu/undergraduate/major/Agricultural+Education for more information.

Teaching Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
MATH 1xx or MATH 203 2-5 cr
ENGL 151 or JGEN 200 3 cr
AGRO 131 Plant Science 3 cr
AGRO 132 Agronomic Plant Science Laboratory 1 cr
ALEC 135 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
COMM 109 or COMM 212 or COMM 286 3 cr
ALEC 102 Interpersonal Skills for Leadership 3 cr
AECN 141 Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture 3 cr
PHYS 141,PHYS 151, PHYS 211, or MSYM 109 4 cr
Mech Systems Course 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 105 or CHEM 109 4 cr
Mech Systems Course 3 cr
Ag Science Course 3 cr
ACE Course 3 cr
ACE Course 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ALEC 234 Planning Leadership and Experience Programs 3 cr
TEAC 330 or SOCI 217 3 cr
Mech Systems Course 3 cr
Ag Science Course 3 cr
ACE Course 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ALEC 308 Laboratory Instruction and Management 3 cr
EDPS 457 Learning and Motivation Principles for Secondary Teaching 3 cr
STAT 218 or EDPS 459 3 cr
Ag Science Course 3 cr
ACE Course 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ALEC 405 Methods of Instruction for Secondary Agriscience Education 3 cr
ALEC 405L Methods of Instruction Laboratory Education 1 cr
ALEC 494 Undergraduate Seminar in Agricultural Education 1 cr
SPED 401B/801B Accommodating Exceptional Learners in the Secondary School Classroom 3 cr
Ag Science Course 3 cr
Ag Science Course 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Ag Science Course 3 cr
Ag Science Course 3 cr
Ag Science Course 3 cr
Ag Science Course 3 cr
ACE Course 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 18
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ALEC 431 Student Teaching 12 cr
Total Credits 12
PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.

Attention

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