Carroll College, Helena Montana
Carroll Poli Sci Student

Political Science Sec. Ed.

Political Science for Secondary Education

I. Major Program Requirements
Thirty semester credits of political science courses, including:

  • PO 102 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • PO 104 American National Government
  • PO 115 International Relations
  • PO 205 Early Modern Political Thought
  • PO 216 American Political Thought
  • PO 230 Montana State Politics
  • PO 310 Selected Topics in Public Policy
  • PO 312 Elections, Political Parties, and Public Opinion

II. Other Program Requirements

  • MA 207 Elementary Statistics

III. Program Recommendations

  • PO 222 United States Foreign Policy


IV. Professional Education Requirements

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
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 cultures course

Note:  Students interested in Political Science for Secondary Education should also consider the Social Studies for Secondary Education, History and Political Science for Secondary Education, or History, Political Science, and Social Studies for Secondary Education broadfield majros.

V. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student
Teaching 

Teacher Education Program: Individuals 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: In the spring semester of the
junior year, all preservice teachers must seek admission
to student teaching.

Note:
1. All Political Science for Secondary Education students must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a grade of "C" or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Major Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements; 2) earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average; and 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Major Program Requirements, Other Program Requirements, and Professional Education Requirements.

2. See Secondary Education Requirements.