2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Jun 17, 2024  
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agriculture Education/Secondary Education (9-12) Major, B.S.

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General Information:

Bachelor of Science

The D. Howard Doane Chair of Agriculture was established in 1976 as a result of an endowment from Dr. and Mrs. Doane.

The aim of the agriculture major is to prepare students to fill an expanding demand for persons trained in the liberal arts along with the practical, scientific, and technical aspects of agriculture. The department seeks to develop students and graduates who embody the College’s vision and five-fold mission.

The department’s objectives for students majoring in agriculture are that they will:

  • demonstrate intellectual and social proficiency in speaking and writing knowledgeably of agricultural disciplines, and gain the foudation for ongoing learning and a flourishing informed life (Academic);
  • understand the value of hard work as fundamental to the human condition and the many values gained from excellence in vocational endeavors (Vocational);
  • understand and appreciate God as Provider and their role in stewardship of physical and spiritual food (Christian);
  • demonstrate values of civic responsibilities in agricultural pursuits, creation stewardship, and communities (Patriotic);
  • understand that an educated, cultured life and a life of high personal standards is glorifying to God (Cultural).

Agriculture/Secondary Education (9-12) Major Requirements: 93 credit hours

General Education Courses Specified by Major:

Required Collateral Course: 7 credit hours

Choose One Foreign Language Elective:


Agriculture education majors must earn a C- grade or better in all required agricultural, education, chemistry, and biology classes.


All Elementary and Secondary Majors should apply for admission to the Teacher Education program by the end of their fourth semester. Minimum standards for admission include: 1) Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and passing all sections of the MoGEA (Missouri General Education Assessment); 2) 30 semester hours course work completed and at least one (1) consecutive semester at College of the Ozarks; 3) ACT score on file.

Students must apply for permission to enroll in student teaching the semester preceding the student teaching semester. Minimum standards for permission to enroll include: 1) minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 with minimum 3.0 in content and professional courses; 2) successful completion of teaching certification course requirements in one or more teaching fields; 3) minimum grade of  “C-“ in all professional education and content field courses required; 4) Successful completion of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) is required prior to student teaching.

NOTE: College of the Ozarks Teacher Education Program and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Certification Standards that are in effect at the time of program completion must be met in order to be recommended for teaching certification.

College of the Ozarks students who completed the professional educational programs for teacher certification had a 100% pass rate on the prescribed state licensure tests for 2018-2019.

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