Carroll College, Helena Montana
Carroll Poli Sci Students

History/Political Science Sec. Ed.

History and Political Science for Secondary Education

This broadfield major comprises 51 credits in history and political science. Since the major and the minor are combined in this program, a teaching minor is not required for licensure.

I. Major Program Requirements
Twenty-seven semester credits of history, including:
HI 101-102 History of Western Civilization
HI 121-122 History of United States
HI 231 Montana and the West
or HI 424 History of the Trans-Mississippi West
Non-Western History course (e.g. HI 241, HI 251, 271, 291)
HI 494 Historiography
HI 495 Research Seminar in History

Additional 3 credits of History at the 300-400 level

Twenty-four semester credits of Political Science courses, including:
PO 104 American National Government
PO 115 International Relations
PO 205 Early Modern Political Thought
PO 216 American Political Thought
PO 222 U.S. Foreign Policy
PO 250 Contemporary Issues in American Politics
PO 280 Introduction to Comparative Politics
PO 312 Elections, Political Parties, and Public Opinion

II. Professional Education Requirements for History and Political Science Major
AN/SO 218 Introduction to Native American Studies
CS 103 Instructional Media and Technology
ED 102 Foundations of Education
ED/PSY 229 Educational Psychology
ED 245 Diversity Field Experience
ED 305 Classroom Management
ED 318 Content Area Reading and Secondary Methods
ED 344 Secondary Social Studies
ED 405 Education Seminar
ED 410 Student Teaching
ED 412 Measurement and Assessment in Teaching
HPE 214 The School Health Program
PSY 228 Adolescent Psychology
or PSY 105 General Psychology
and PSY 203 Developmental Psychology
SPED 300 Introduction to Exceptional Children
United States and contemporary world culture course(s)


  1. All degree students should review requirements for graduation as described in this catalog.
  2. All history/political science for secondary education students must have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average. All Professional Education Requirements, Major Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

III. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching Program

Teacher Education Program: Students pursuing academic programs that lead to teacher licensure must seek admission to the teacher education program by the end of their sophomore year.

Student Teaching Program: In the spring semester of the junior year, all preservice teachers must seek admission to the student teaching program.