Political Science

Course Descriptions

Education classes
Political Science classes

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 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: 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
  3. Earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Major Program Requirements, Other Program Requirements, and Professional Education Requirements.

For full course descriptions, see the Carroll College Academic Catalog.