Tuesday, February 2, 2016

"How do I choose?": A Practical Guide to Selecting Classes for AEE Majors. Part 2 of 3.

There are hundreds of classes in the College of Agriculture Sciences, not to mention all of the ones outside of the College of Ag, how do we choose!?  Waiting by your computer starting at 11:50pm, before you rapidly log into elion at 11:59pm to choose all the classes you’ve been planning to take.  Sometimes it is stressful. Thanks to some graduates and upper class men, we have a few suggestions for you!  Check out what some of our students say! Class of 2018 and 2019, this one is for you! Stay tuned for more throughout the semester! Thank you Miranda, Katie and Matt!

Name: Miranda Kane, Class of 2017

Thanks for sharing Miranda!
What was your favorite Class in the College of Agriculture?
HORT 101
Description: This course is an introductory course about horticultural sciences.
Why should an AEE Major take this course?
"AEE majors should take this course not only because plants are pretty cool, but also because it covers topics that teachers are likely to teach in their classrooms."
What was your favorite Class Outside the College of Agriculture?
EDPSY 14
Description:  "This course is primarily for education majors, and teaches about the psychology of youth as well as provide understanding of the diversities between people."
Why should an AEE Major take this course?
"Teachers will be better able to understand the motivations of their students or learn to be adaptable to all learning abilities and personalities in their classroom."
Do you have other suggestions,  advice or activities students must do while at PSU?
"Visit the arboretum!"
Want to ask more questions? Tweet Miranda! @mir_kane


Thanks for your thoughts Katie!
Name: Katie Andrews, Class of 2016
What was your favorite Class in the College of Agriculture?
AGBM 106
Description: Agribusiness problem solving
Why should an AEE Major take this course?
"It opens your world to the functions of excel.  It is all computer based and the skills are transferable into any business setting."
What was your favorite Class Outside the College of Agriculture?
CMLIT 184
Description: Comparative Literature Course - short story focused
Why should an AEE Major take this course?
 "The professor cares about student and student learning. He wants to teach, he is an interesting person, and he pushes students to be their best."
Do you have other suggestions,  advice or activities students must do while at PSU?
"Take AGBM338, AGBM 330W." As for Penn State suggestions, check out Katie's blog: "What I Believe All Penn Staters Should Do".
Want to ask more questions? Tweet Katie!
@klandrews_24


Name: Kayla Hack, Class of 2017
Thanks for sharing your
insight Kayla!
What was your favorite Class in the College of Agriculture?
INTAG 100 & 490
Description: International Ag 100 is the introductory course for international agriculture and 490 is the Senior Capstone Course for International Agriculture Minors.
Why should an AEE Major take this course?
"Both of these open your eyes to issues facing agriculture in our world. It challenged my views, improved my writing and discussion skills and gave me ideas in how to talk about international agriculture in my future classroom!"
What was your favorite Class Outside the College of Agriculture?
CI 280: Curriculum and Instruction 280
Description: This is the introductory course to teaching English as a second language.
Why should an AEE Major take this course?
 "This may have been my favorite class at Penn State so far. I took the virtual tutoring section and loved it. This class showed me ways I can assist and encourage emergent bilinguals in my classroom and the challenges and issues in ESL education. The professor was also great!"
Do you have other suggestions,  advice or activities students must do while at PSU?
"Always say yes to creamery Ice Cream and get involved outside the College of Agriculture!"  And of course hike Mt. Nittany!" 
Want to ask more questions? Tweet Kayla: @hackkayla


Don't Forget!  

Schedule a meeting with your advisor Dr. Daniel Foster or Dr. John Ewing, Scheduling starts soon.  If you are at a branch campus do not hesitate to contact Dr. Ewing and Dr. Foster!


Share your Penn State favorite classes here: http://goo.gl/forms/pnQtYKDefl. 

To learn more about starting on the path to having a career that makes a positive impact on the lives of students across the globe by becoming an agricultural educator, please contact the agricultural teacher education program at teachag@psu.edu. Follow us on Twitter at TeachAgPSU, on Facebook, or on our blog.  




Kayla Hack

Student Blogger

Twitter Handle: @hackkayla


2017 Agriculture Education Student Teacher


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