Secondary Certification Teaching Major/Minor Political Science

Major Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
HIST 103The World Since 1500 CE3
POL 101American Politics3
POL 201Politics Around the World3
POL 313American State Government3
POL 316The American Judicial Process3
POL 325Environmental Politics3
Select one of the following:
POL 371Problems in Intl Politics3
or POL 471 American Foreign Policy I
or POL 472 American Foreign Policy II
The balance of courses to be selected with the approval of the academic advisor in accordance with the Political Science concentration and certification requirements.9
Total Credit Hours30

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. For the major, 18 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

Program Notes:

  1. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  2. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  3. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  4. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  5. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  6. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education. 

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 22 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
HIST 103The World Since 1500 CE3
POL 101American Politics3
POL 201Politics Around the World3
POL 313American State Government3
POL 316The American Judicial Process3
POL 325Environmental Politics3
EDD 489Practicum in Soc Stud:Sec Sch1
Select one of the following:
POL 371Problems in Intl Politics3
or POL 471 American Foreign Policy I
or POL 472 American Foreign Policy II
Total Credit Hours22

Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. For the minor, 9 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. 9 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a minor.