Carroll College, Helena Montana
Carroll Social Studies Students

Social Studies for Secondary Ed

Social Studies for Secondary Education

This broadfield major comprises at least 54 semester credits of content-area course work, with a concentration in history and political science, and additional course work in economics, geography, psychology, and/or sociology. Since the major and the minor are combined in this program, a teaching minor is not required for licensure.

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

Eighteen credits of Political Science, 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


Twelve credits in one of the following areas:
Economics, Geography, Psychology, or Sociology
Courses in Professional Education Program Requirements may also
count toward partially meeting the 12-credit requirement in
Economics, Geography, Psychology, or Sociology.

Professional Education Program Requirements for Social Studies 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 cultures course(s)

1. All degree students should review requirements for graduation.
2. All social studies for secondary education students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average. All Professional Education Requirements, Major Program Requrements, and Other Program Requirements must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

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

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