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Education: Secondary Education - Government/Political Science Transfer to The University of Montana - Missoula

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Transfer to all Montana Colleges and Universities

In Montana, those desiring to become secondary teachers (grades 5-12) must pursue a bachelor degree in a certifiable major, often with a minor, from a four-year college or university. Most four-year institutions in Montana offer secondary teaching degrees but offerings for majors and minors vary from school to school, so students must carefully select their courses. Secondary education students can complete two years of study at FVCC in most majors. There are a few courses, listed below, that all secondary education majors must typically take before entrance into a teacher education program their junior year. Additionally, by seeking an associate’s degree from FVCC, the general education core for all MUS colleges and universities will have been completed before transfer.

I. Required for most Secondary Education Majors

II. Major/Minor Requirements in a Certifiable Area

See transfer school catalog and consult with your advisor for specific course suggestions. Suggested course outlines are shown below for common secondary teaching majors.

III. Teacher Education Program

Students will need five semesters at UM to complete the bachelor’s program and must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program prior to taking EDU classes at UM. Students must apply to the Teacher Education Program at UM by September 15 of  their second year - contact UM for details:

Associate of Arts Degree

Suggested course of study for a transfer to The University of Montana - Missoula:

First Year

First Year Total: 30

Second Year

  • Credit(s): 3
  • Credit(s): 3

  • Communications (C) Requirement Credit(s): 3
  • OR

  • Humanities (H) Requirement Credit(s): 3
  • OR

  • Social Sciences (A or B) Requirement Credit(s): 3

  • Electives Credit(s): 6

  • Humanities (H) Requirement Credit(s): 3
  • OR

  • Fine Arts (F) Requirement Credit(s): 3

  • Mathematics (M) Requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Natural Science (NL or N) Requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Natural Science (NL) Requirement Credits: 3
  • Social Sciences (A) Requirement Credit(s): 3
Second Year Total: 30

Total Credits: 60

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                
Jori Bullemer Rob Bauer, Ph.D.
LRC 129 BSS 124
(406)756-3905 (406) 756-3860

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

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