Political Science 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement, Bachelor of Arts in Education

Offered by Department of Political Science

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses 12
Including:
Academic Writing and Research
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Teaching in a Democratic Society
Portal
Select one course numbered 188 3
Distribution
Aesthetics 3
Humanities 6
Social Sciences 6
Including:
Introduction to American Politics
Natural Sciences 7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought 0
Wellness 3
Including:
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution2
Capstone
Select one course numbered 388 3
Professional Sequence
Complete all required courses 125
Including:
Management and Assessment in K-12/Secondary Classrooms
Field Experience in Secondary Classroom
Endorsement
Complete all required courses33
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum17
Total Credit Hours120

Endorsement

Political Science Subject Endorsement Requirements
PSCI 361State and Local Government3
PSCI 370American Foreign Policy3
PSCI 385Foundations of Public Policy3
Select 2 of the following:6
American Constitutional Law
The American Congress
The American Presidency
Select 1 of the following:3
Campaigns and Elections
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Select 1 of the following:3
Environmental Politics & Policy
Topics in Comparative Politics
Politics of the Drug War
Politics of Globalization
Race & Politics
Topics in American Politics
International Law and Organization
International Political Economy
Topics in International Relations
Public Opinion and Political Problems
War in World Politics
Select 1 of the following:3
Religion & Politics
Ancient Political Thought
Modern Political Thought
Democratic Political Thought
20th & 21st Century Political Thought
Topics in Political Thought
Feminist Political Thought
Political Science Subject Endorsement Supporting Courses
SOSC 370Social Science of the High School3
Select 6 credit hours from the following: 26
ECON, HIST, GEOG, PSY, SOC
Total Credit Hours33
1

Students must apply for admission to all Teacher Education programs.

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Except ECON 188, ECON 388, HIST 188, GEOG 188, GEOG 388, PSY 188, PSY 388, SOC 188.