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College of Education

The Department of Education offers teacher education programs for students seeking teaching careers in specific subject areas for grades five through twelve. Most of the programs are administratively inter-departmental, with the exception of General Science Broadfield, Social Studies Broadfield, and Technology Education Broadfield, which are totally administered and housed within the Department of Education. Therefore, students who wish to complete any of the aforementioned majors will enroll in the Department of Education, whereas students who wish to complete any of the other majors will enroll in the departments offering the teaching options in their chosen areas. (See below.)

In addition to its secondary programs, the Department of Education provides foundation coursework which is valuable to teachers at all levels in such areas as history and philosophy of education, multicultural education, educational psychology, human development, assessment, curriculum, instructional computing, and exceptionality.

Teaching minors, that is, preparation for a second teaching field in addition to the major field, are offered by many departments. Teaching minors are required to accompany some teaching majors but are not required for broadfields or extended majors. Graduate degree programs are available for secondary teachers who are already licensed(See College of Graduate Studies' web site at http://www.montana.edu/.)

All students in secondary education programs must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program at the beginning of the semester prior to taking the EDSD methods course(s) in their major(s) and minor(s). Application to the Secondary Education program should be turned into the Departmental Advising Center, Reid Hall 132.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION

All prospective teachers are required to take courses in certain areas of professional education. A grade of "C" or better is required in all professional education courses. (A "C-" is not acceptable.) (See "Teacher Education Program" for entrance requirements.)

Prerequisite: Take one of the following: Credits
HDCF 150IS--Lifespan Human Devlpmt   3
HDCF 160--Hum Dev Birth-Adol     3
Professional Requirements:  
EDU 202--Early Field Experience   1
EDU 223--Ed Psy & Adolescent Dev   3
EDU 379-- Integrating Tech into Education   2
EDU 382--Assessment, Curric, Instruction   2
EDU 395--Practicum: 5-12 3
EDU 4XX--Teaching methods in minor 3
EDU 4YY--Teaching methods in major 3
EDU 495--Student Teaching: 5-12 12
EDU 211D--Multicultural Education 3
EDU 408--Professional Issues: 5-12 2
HDCF 356--Exceptional Needs (0-21) 3
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Note: A student must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program before enrolling in a methods class (EDU 4XX or EDU 4YY).

Secondary level endorsement will cover grades five through twelve for all applicants graduating from approved programs. Within the approved programs, emphasis must be placed on student growth and development, behavior, and reading and writing skills. Student teaching and observation periods when combined, must cover both 7-12 and 5-6 grade levels.

SEQUENCING YOUR REQUIRED EDUCATION COURSES

The faculty in the Department of Education recommends that any students completing a secondary education program adhere to the following sequence. We want to make sure that you have met all prerequisites when you attempt to enroll in our courses. As you fall behind in this time-line, all subsequent courses should be moved back in time as well.

Note: While we recommend this sequence, there will be some variance, especially between courses taken by the end of the junior year and first-semester senior year.

Freshman Year
1st Semester
     HDCF 150IS--Lifespan Human Devlpmt
or
     HDCF 160-- Hum Dev Birth-Adol
2nd Semester
     EDU 202--Early Field Experience
Sophomore Year
1st Semester
     EDU 223--Ed Psy & Adolescent Dev
Sophomore-Junior Years
Sophomore Year-2nd Semester through Junior Year-2nd Semester
     EDU 370-- Integrating Tech into Education
     EDU 382--Assessment, Curric, Instruction
     HDCF 356--Exceptional Needs 0-21
     EDU 211D--Multicultural Education
Junior-Senior Years
Junior Year-2nd Semester through Senior Year and graduation
     EDU 4XX--Teaching methods in minor
     EDU 4YY--Teaching methods in major
     EDU 395--Practicum: 5-12
Followed by (these two courses will be your last sequence of courses in Secondary Education):
     EDU 495--Student Teaching: 5-12
     EDU 408--Professional Issues: 5-12

Teaching Options Available

Option 1: Major in Secondary Education

Students enroll/major in the Department of Education.

Option 2: Subject Area Majors with Teaching Options

Students enroll/major in the appropriate departments outside of the Department of Education. (Also, see "Teacher Education Program" for entrance requirements.)

Option 3: Teaching Minors


GENERAL SCIENCE BROADFIELD OPTION

The General Science Broadfield program prepares and provides licensure for prospective middle and senior high school teachers for all school science areas. (See "Teacher Education Program" for entrance requirements.)

PROGRAM SEQUENCE

Freshman Year Credits
BIOB 170IN--Prin Biological Diversity    4
BIOB 160--Principles of Living Systems      4
CHMY 131--General Chemistry I     4
CHMY 132--General Chemistry II     4
EDU 202--Early Field Experience     1
WRIT 101W--College Writing I     3
Take one of the following:
    HDCF 150--Lifespan Human Dev 3
    HDCF 160--Hum Dev Birth-Adol 3
Take one of the following:
     M 170--Survey of Calculus    4
     M 181--Calculus & Anl Geom I     4
University Core and Elective 7
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Sophomore Year Credits
CHMY 215--Elements Organic Chem    5
EDU 223--Ed Psy & Adolescent Dev 3
EDU 370--Integrating Tech into Education     2
GEO 101IN--Intro to Physical Geol     4
GPHY 111CS--Intro to Physical Geog     4
PHSX 205--College Physics I     4
PHSX 207--College Physics II     4
Take one of the following:
     HSTR 101IH--Western Civilization I    4
     HSTR 102IH--Western Civilization II     4
30
   
Junior Year Credits
BIOB 375--General Genetics    3
BIOE 370--General Ecology     3
BIOB 420--Evolution      3
EDU 382--Assessment, Curric, Instruction 2
EDU 211D--Multicultural Education      3
EDU 494--Seminar:Lab Safety     1
ASTR 371--Solar System Astronomy     4
HDCF 356--Exceptional Needs (0-21) 3
Take one of the following Biology groups:
     BIOO 412--Animal Physiology    3
or
     BIOO 433--Plant Physiology    3
Take one of the following:
     ERTH 303--Weather and Climate    3
     GEO 211--Earth History & Evolution     3
Take one of the following:
     BIOM 103IN--Unseen Universe: Microbes    3
     BIOM 360--General Microbiology 5
University Core and Elective 6
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Senior Year Credits
EDU 395--Practicum: 5-12     3
EDU 497--Methods: 5-12 Science     3
Take one of the following:
     RLST 217IH--Religion and Science 3
     HSTR 417 431--Sci Tech Soc 1500-1800    3
     HSTR 419--Modern Science     3
Fine Arts Core Elec 3
--Student Teaching Semester--
EDU 495--Student Teaching: 5-12    12
EDU 408--Professional Issues: 5-12     2
26-30

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above. Six credits of core electives must be designated global and should be taken in association with listed core electives.


SOCIAL STUDIES BROADFIELD OPTION

(See "Teacher Education Program" for entrance requirements.)

The Social Studies Broadfield program prepares prospective middle and high school teachers to teach an array of social science areas. Upon completion of this program of study, graduates gain licensure to teach history, government, and other school-level social science subjects.

PROGRAM SEQUENCE

Freshman Year Credits
University Seminar Core 3
EDU 202--Early Field Experience     1
WRIT 101W--College Writing I     3
Take one of the following:
    HDCF 150IS --Lifespan Human Devlpmt  3
    HDCF 160--Hum Dev Conception-Adol 3
HSTR 101IH--Western Civilization I     4
HSTR 102IH--Western Civilization IIPresent     4
Take one of the following:
     GPHY 141D--Geography of World Regions    3
     GPHY 121D--Human Geography     3
     ANTY 101D--Anth &Human Experience Exp     3
PSCI 210IS--Intor to American Government     3
HDHL 106--Drug Hlth Issues for Educ       1
Natrl Sci Core Electives     4
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Sophomore Year Credits
Art Core 3
Contemporary Issues in Science Core 3
EDU 223--Ed Psy & Adolescent Dev 3
EDU 211D--Multicultural Education     3
HSTR 140D--Modern Asia     4
HSTA 101IH--American History I     4
HSTA 102IH--American History II     4
NASX 232D--Montana Indians:Cult,Hist,Current Issues      3
PSCI 214--Principles of Political Sci 3
PSCI 230--Intro to International Rel 3
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Junior Year Credits
EDU 370-- Integrating Tech into Education 2
EDU 382--Assessment, Curric, Instruction 2
HDCF 356--Exceptional Needs (0-21) 3
Take one of the following:
     NASX 405--Gender Issues in Nat Am Studies       3
     NASX 304--Native American Beliefs & Phil       3
     NASX 340--Native American Literature       3
     NASX 430--Am Indian Educ        3
HSTA/HSTR elective (upper division 300-400)*     12
PSCI elective (upper division 300-400)**     9
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Senior Year Credits
EDU 497--Methods: 5-12 Social Studies 3
EDU 395--Practicum: 5-12 3
HSTA/HSTR elective (upper division 300-400)* 3
HSTA/HSTR or PSCI elective (upper division 300-400)** 6
PSCI elective (upper division 300-400)** 3
EDU 495--Student Teaching: 5-12    12
EDU 408--Professional Issues: 5-12    2
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A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

*Upper-division HIST electives:
15 -21 credits total:
  • at least 6 credits in U.S. history
  • at least 6 credits in U.S. in non-Western history, e.g. Asian history
  • at least 6 credits in European history
  • at least 6 credits in history of race, class and gender

NB: a course may satisfy more than one upper-division requirements, e.g. HSTA 408 Gender in America will satisfy both the U.S. history and race, class, and gender requirements.

**Upper-division PSCI electives:
12 - 18 credits total:
  • at least 6 credits in U.S. politics, national, state or local
  • at least 6 credits in global/international politics

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