Social Studies Broadfield Option

The Social Studies Broadfield program prepares students to be licensed to teach all middle and high school social science areas in the state of Montana. See the Teacher Education Program page for entrance requirements.

The secondary level endorsement will cover grades five through twelve for all applicants graduating from approved programs. Practicum and student teaching experiences are coordinated through the Office of Field Placement & Licensure

Sequencing Your Required Education Courses

Freshman YearCredits
EDU 101US - Teaching and Learning3  
HDFS 101IS - Indiv and Fam Dev: Lifespan3  
HSTR 102IH - Western Civilization II4  
W Core3  
Q Core3  
EDU 223IS - Educ Psych and Adolescent Dev
or EDU 222IS - Educ Psych & Child Development
GPHY 141D - Geography of World Regions
or GPHY 121D - Human Geography
or ANTY 101D - Anthropology and the Human Experience
or SOCI 101IS - Introduction to Sociology
or PSYX 100IS - Intro to Psychology
HSTR 101IH - Western Civilization I  4
PSCI 210IS - Introduction to American Government  3
CS Core  3
Year Total: 16 16
Sophomore YearCredits
EDU 370 - Integrating Tech into Educ3  
HSTA 101IH - American History I4  
HSTR 130D - Latin American History
or HSTR 135D - The Modern Middle East
or HSTR 140D - Modern Asia
or HSTR 145D - Reinventing Japan
Choose one of the follwing:3  
PSCI 240 - Introduction to Public Administration
PSCI 250IH - Introduction to Political Theory
PSCI 230D - Introduction to International Relations3  
EDU 211D - Multicultural Education  3
HSTA 102IH - American History II  4
NASX 232D - MT Indians: Cultures, Histories, Current Issues  3
Social Science Upper Division Elect 300+  3
IA/RA Core  3
Year Total: 16 16
Junior YearCredits
EDSP 306 - Exceptional Learners3  
HSTR/HSTA Upper Division Elect 300+3  
HSTR/HSTA Upper Division Elect 300+3  
NASX Upper Division Elective - choose one of the following:3  
NASX 304 - Native American Beliefs and Philosophy
NASX 310 - Native Cultures of North America
NASX 340IH - Native American Literature
NASX 360IH - Native Americans and Cinema
NASX 405 - Gender Issues in Native American Studies
NASX 415 - Native Food Systems
NASX 450 - History of American Indians
NASX 476 - American Indian Policy and Law
PSCI Upper Division Elect 300+3  
IN/RN Core3  
EDU 347 - Managing the Learning Environment for K-12/Secondary  2
EDU 382 - Assessmt, Curric, Instructn  3
HSTR/HSTA Upper Division Elect 300+  3
HSTR/HSTA Upper Division Elect 300+  3
PSCI Upper Division Elect 300+  3
PSCI Upper Division Elect 300+  3
Year Total: 18 17
Senior YearCredits
EDM 402 - Methods: 5-12 Social Studies3  
EDP 304 - Practicum: 5-12/K-122  
EDP 305 - Practicum Lab: 5-12/K-121  
HSTR/HSTA Upper Division Elect 300+3  
PSCI Upper Division Elect 300+3  
Social Science Upper Division Elect 300+3  
EDU 495R - Student Teaching  12
Year Total: 17 12
Total Program Credits: 128

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

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.