Secondary Education Requirements

To be licensed to teach in a secondary school in Montana, grades 5-12, students at Carroll must complete a secondary education major or a K-12 major.  Students interested in a secondary education major or a K-12 major should contact not only individuals within the major department, but also must seek additional counsel from an advisor within the Department of Education. Students pursuing licensure in secondary education must be accepted into the Teacher Education Program.

I. Secondary Education Teaching Options

Carroll College offers the following secondary programs leading to teacher licensure:

A. Majors

English Education (5-12)

Mathematics Education (5-12)

Science Education (5-12)

Social Studies Education (5-12)

B. K-12 Education Majors

Spanish Education (K-12)

C. K-12 Education Minors

French Education (K-12)

Reading (K-12)

Spanish Education (K-12)

Special Education (P-12)

 

Note: In order to teach with a minor, students must also have a major in a teacher licensure area. Students preparing for secondary education must complete professional education course work. See the following sections for required courses.

II. Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Education

Required classes:

AN218/SO218Intro to Native American Studies (ND)

3

ED102Foundations of Education (WI)

3

ED103Instructional Media & Technology

3

ED229Educational Psychology

3

ED245Diversity Field Experience

1

ED305Classroom Management

2

ED318Content Area Reading & Secondary Methods

3.00 - 4.00

ED405Education Seminar

2

 

ED408Student Teaching in the Minor Area

5

or

ED410Student Teaching

12

 

ED412Measurement and Assessment in Teaching

3

 

PSY203Developmental Psychology

3

or

PSY227Child & Adolescent Psychology

3

 

SPED200Introduction to Exceptional Children

3

SPED206Collab & Conf Tech Spec Ed

3

Appropriate content-area methods courses for both major and minor fields.

Note: All 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 and a “C-” or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Minor Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements in each 5-12 or K-12 minor area; 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 and a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Minor Program Requirements, Other Program Requirements, and Professional Education Requirements in each 5-12 or K-12 minor area.