Minor in Psychology for Secondary Education

I. Minor Program Requirements

Eighteen semester credits of psychology courses, including:

  • PSY 105 General Psychology
  • PSY 216 Social Psychology
  • PSY 228 Adolescent Psychology
  • PSY/ED 229 Educational Psychology
  • PSY 306 Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology Elective

II. Other Program Requirement

  • ED 344 Secondary Social Studies

III. Teacher Licensure

To obtain teacher licensure in Psychology for Secondary Education, a student must complete:

  • ED 408 Student Teaching in the Minor Area
  • or ED 410 Student Teaching

IV. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching

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


  1. See page 140 for Secondary Education Requirements and Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Education in academic catalog.
  2. All Psychology for Secondary Education students must meet the following requirements:
    1. earn a grade of “C-” or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Minor 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 Minor Program Requirements and in Other Program Requirements;
    4. earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Professional Education Requirements.
  3. Students pursuing a minor in psychology for secondary education may be required to student teach outside the Helena area.

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