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

Offered by Department of Political Science

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)12
LOPER 2: Writing Skills
Introduction to Academic Writing
LOPER 3 Oral Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)9
LOPER 7 Social Science
Introduction to American Politics
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 16
LOPER 9: Civic Competency and Engagement
Introduction to American Politics
LOPER 10 Respect for Human Diversity
Teaching in a Democratic Society
LOPER 11: Wellness3
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Program Specified Requirements3
Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research
Professional Sequence
Complete all required courses 225
Management and Assessment in K-12/Secondary Classrooms
Field Experience in Secondary Classroom
Complete all required courses33
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum29
Total Credit Hours120


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: 36
Total Credit Hours33

Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.


Students must apply for admission to all Teacher Education programs.


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