Social Studies Education (5-12), B.A.

The Social Studies Education (5-12) major prepares students to teach social science courses at the middle and/or high school level.  The program focuses on the content of disciplines of history, political science, and social sciences, as well as, the pedagogical skills necessary for teaching in a middle/high school classroom.

For specific Student Learning Outcomes see EducationHistory, and Political Science.

This broadfield major comprises 58 semester credits of content-area course work, with a concentration in history, political science and other social sciences.

 

I. Major Program Requirements

Twenty-seven credits of History, including:

HI101Topics in Global History I

3

HI102Topics in Global History II

3

HI121US History I (ND)

3

HI122US History II

3

 

HI231Montana and the West

3

or

HI224History of the American West

3

HIOne non-Western History course (e.g. HI 241, 251, 271, 291)

3

 

HI3XXHistory 300-level course

3

HI494Historiography & Historical Methods(WI)

3

HI495Research Seminar in History

3

Twenty-four credits of Political Science, including:

PO102Intro Comparative Politics (CD)(GD)

3

PO104American National Government

3

PO115International Relations (CD)(GD)

3

PO216American Political Thought

3

PO222U. S. Foreign Policy

3

PO230Montana State Politics

3

PO243Political Economy

3

PO312Elections/Pol Parties/Public Opinion

3

Seven additional credits of Social Science, including:

EC201Principles of Microeconomics

3

or

EC202Principles of Macroeconomics

3

 

ILC2XX or 3XXILC course in Social Sciences

4

II. Professional Education Program

Requirements for Social Studies Education Major

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

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

 

III. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching

Students pursuing a major in any Teacher Education Program must be accepted to the program.  See Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program for specific details. 

In order for students to student teach, they must submit an application.  See Admission to Student Teaching for specific details.

Note:

  1. All Social Studies Education (5-12) 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 and in Other Program Requirements; and 4) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Professional Education Requirements.