Graduate Certificate in Teaching Political Science
The Graduate Certificate is intended for prospective or current Government/Political Science teachers who plan to teach dual-credit, college level Political Science courses (i.e ., courses that count for both high school and college credit) . To obtain the certificate, students will take 18 semester credit hours of graduate Political Science content courses. Credit earned for the certificate can be counted towards the MA in Political Science.
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or proof of equivalent education at a foreign institution.
- The bachelor's degree must be in Political Science or the applicant must have 12 hours of advanced-level Political Science courses.
- GPA of 3.0 or above.
- An analytical writing sample.
- A statement of purpose.
- Three professional reference letters
Conditional admittance will be given if the application materials show potential for success but are lacking in one area (such as the GPA). In this case, students will need to take one graduate class in Political Science and receive a B or A in the class before they can be fully admitted into the program.
Required Courses: POLS 5300 Sem In Quant Rsrch Methods I is mandatory.
Five Courses from the Following Prescribed Elective Courses:
The Department of Political Science offers a graduate degree and courses of graduate study. Ideally, if the student wants broad preparation he/she will select courses from different areas. However, a student has the option of selecting classes from the following list of courses:
|POLS 5301||Sem in Qual Resrch Methods||3|
|POLS 5302||Sem Quant Research Methods II||3|
|Dual-Credit Certificate in Political Science Proposal|
|POLS 5310||Seminar in Am. Pol. Behavior||3|
|POLS 5320||Seminar In Public Law||3|
|POLS 5330||Seminar-International Politics||3|
|POLS 5331||Semina-Intn'l Organ/Intn'l Law||3|
|POLS 5332||Sem-Foreign Policy Dec Making||3|
|POLS 5334||Seminar-Comparative Pol. Dev.||3|
|POLS 5336||Sem-Southwestern Border Politi||3|
|POLS 5338||Sem. In Int. Pol. Econ.||3|
|POLS 5339||Sem. Comp. Pol. Institutions||3|
|POLS 5343||Seminar in Border Politics||3|
|POLS 5344||Seminar in Border Theory||3|
|POLS 5346||Sem in Pol Econ of Developmt||3|
|POLS 5347||Sem in International Security||3|
|POLS 5348||Sem in Politics of Latin Amer||3|
|POLS 5349||Seminar in Political Thought||3|
|POLS 5364||Seminar-Public Policy Analysis||3|
|POLS 5368||Seminar in Conflict Analysis||3|
|POLS 5380||Selected Problems-Government||3|