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Social Studies Broadfield Teaching

Share your passion for social studies and teach students in grades 5-12.

Social Studies Broadfield (5-12) – B.S. in Secondary Education, Social Studies Broadfield (5-12) Emphasis

The Social Studies Broadfield Education option at Montana State is specifically designed for students who wish to become licensed to teach the social sciences to middle and high school students in grades 5 through 12. Social Studies Broadfield students are enrolled in a combination of geography, history and political science coursework, as well as education coursework designed to prepare those students to thrive as teachers. Additionally, Social Studies Broadfield students may also obtain a teaching minor to strengthen their skills and reach more students within the classroom.

In addition to a teaching major, Economics (5-12), Government (5-12) and History (5-12) are available as related teaching minors.



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University of the Yellowstone™
Montana State students make the surrounding Yellowstone ecosystem their classroom, laboratory and playground.

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Top Public University in Montana
According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 Public University in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.

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Unique Opportunities
At Montana State, undergraduates are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Social Studies Broadfield Teaching students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Middle School Teaching
  • High School Teaching
  • Tutoring

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.