Students who want to teach government in high school should minor in Secondary Education; complete 12 hours of History (may include General Studies requirements); minor in History (highly recommended), Economics, or Geography; and take 36 hours in political science. These should include the following:
Core: (12 credit hours)
12 hours of PS Electives
Students with teacher licensure in History, Geography, and Economics who are seeking an add-on endorsement in Government must take: PS 1005, 1010, 2440; either PS 3210 or 4300; either PS 2020 or 4120; and an upper-division class in political theory (total 18 credit hours)
Students without licensure in History, Geography, and Economics who are seeking an add-on endorsement in Government must take the classes listed above plus 3 additional hours of political science (a total of 21 hours).
These are not the only requirements for the degree. Please refer to the proper Upper-Division Form (79 KB) for the complete requirements.
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