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 33 hours in political science. These must include PS 1010 , PS 1005 (formerly PS 2010), PS 3001 , PS 4800 ; PS 3210 or PS 4220 ; PS 4230 , PS 4700 , PS 4920 , or PS 4930 ; and 15 elective hours with at least one course in three of four specified areas—American Government, Public Law, Public Administration, and Comparative Government. Students must also complete additional teacher licensure requirements including COMM 2200 and either HIST 1010 , HIST 1020 , HIST 1110 , or HIST 1120 .
Students with teacher licensure in History, Geography, and Economics who are seeking an add-on endorsement in Government must take PS 1010 , PS 1005 (formerly PS 2010), PS 2440 , PS 3210 or PS 4300 , PS 2020 or PS 4120 , and an upper-division class in political theory for a total of 18 hours. Students without licensure in History, Geography, and Economics who are seeking an add-on endorsement in Government must take the classes above plus 3 additional hours of political science (a total of 21 hours).
Please see Secondary Education Minor for minor requirements and additional information.