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    Middle Tennessee State University
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science, Teacher Licensure, B.S.


Department of Political Science and International Relations  

Students who want to teach government in high school should minor in Secondary Education; complete 12 hours of history (may include General Education requirements); minor in History (highly recommended), Economics, or  Geography; and take 36 hours in political science. These must include PS 1005 PS 1010 , PS 3210 , PS 3220 ; three of the following: PS 3050 , PS 3060 , PS 3330 , PS 3370 ; one of the following: PS 4230 , PS 4700  (highly recommended), PS 4920 , PS 4930 ; and 12 hours PS electives. Students must also complete additional teacher licensure requirements including COMM 2200  and either HIST 1010 , HIST 1020 , HIST 1110 , or HIST 1120 .

Students seeking an add-on endorsement in Political Science must take PS 1005 , PS 1010 , PS 3210 , PS 3220 , and three of the following courses: PS 3050 , PS 3060 , PS 3330 , PS 3370 , PS 4700  (highly recommended), or PS 4920 .

Please see Secondary Education Minor  for minor requirements and additional information.

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements include Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following General Education course is recommended for this major:

  • PS 1005 or PS 1010 (Soc/Beh Sci)

Major Requirements (36 hours)


PS electives (12 hours)


History Requirement (12 hours)


  • Upper-division European 3 credit hours
  • Upper-division Global 3 credit hours
  • Upper-division United States 3 credit hours
  • Upper-division HIST elective 3 credit hours

Secondary Education Minor (30 hours)


See Secondary Education Minor  for further information.

General Electives (1-4 hours)


  • Depending on General Education selections

Total hours in program: 120


Curriculum: Political Science Teacher Licensure


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Junior


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Senior


Subtotal: 27 Hours