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B.A. in Political Science and Education with Endorsement in Secondary Education in Social Studies

About the Program

The Political Science and Education with an Endorsement in Secondary Education (9-12) program is designed to prepare students for a career in education, with an emphasis in social studies, and provide an understanding in the fundamentals of early and modern political thought and public policy.

Students will develop their teaching skills by gaining real-world experiences like, spending time in the classroom and learning how to navigate the needs of young children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

They will additionally foster a passion for civic engagement and challenge intellectual curiosity with this immersive curriculum.

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization
  • Modern Political Thought
  • Teaching Social Studies at the Secondary Level
  • Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan
  • Classroom Management 

Student Outcomes

Our students have gone on to have successful careers in education with the assistance of Monmouth University’s extensive network of local school and district partnerships. At Monmouth, students are introduced to a variety of teaching environments and work with a diverse group of individuals, and small and large groups of students, making them more marketable upon graduation.

Undergraduate Research & Internships

Monmouth University students are immersed in the classroom as early as sophomore year and will have supervised clinical experience including 100 hours in the classroom.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the study abroad, Clinical Component Courses, Fieldwork for Clinical Experience and Component, Clinical Practice, applying for substitute teaching credentials, and our collaborative P-12 School Partnerships.

They will additionally gain experience through experiences such as the Model UN, mock trial, policy debate, and service learning. 

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Jason Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chair

Curriculum and Instruction

Robert E. McAllan Hall, 218