Education: Secondary Education – Mathematics transfer to Salish Kootenai College

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.

Associate of Science Degree
Suggested course of study for a transfer to Salish Kootenai College:
FVCC and SKC developed thisarticulation agreementfor students seeking a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education - Mathematics at Salish Kootenai College and licensure to teach secondary mathematics in the State of Montana. Students completing the 68 semester credits from Flathead Valley Community College prescribed within the proposed Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education - Mathematics program within this agreement will be granted junior status at Salish Kootenai College. Upon acceptance to the SKC Division of Education, accepted students will complete an additional 93 quarter credits from Salish Kootenai College to complete the Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education - Mathematics program. Upon completion of the program courses and the meeting of all graduation requirements including the general education requirements, a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education - Mathematics will be awarded by Salish Kootenai College. This degree will lead to a recommendation for licensure from the State of Montana provided all state requirements for licensure are also met.  
First Year
Fall Semester
First Semester Total: 17
Spring Semester
Second Semester Total: 18
Second Year
Fall Semester
Third Semester Total: 17
General Education Courses
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Advising Information:
For more information about this program, contact an advisor.
Academic Advisor Faculty Advisor
Russ Lamson Laura VanDeKop
LRC 129 RH 144
(406) 756-3885 (406) 756-3998
The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore possibilities not specifically listed in the program. The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students can usually earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for many transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower divisionGeneral Education Core(seeGeneral Education Requirementsfor requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.  
Upper Level Course of Study at Salish Kootenai College
Third Year Courses Credits
EDUC 204 Orientation to Education 1
EDUC 307 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment 4
MATH 410 Geometry 5
NASD 101 History of Indians in the United States 3
NASD 225 American Indian Education Federal Policy 3
Total Quarter Credits: 16
EDUC 221 Parent & Community Partner 2
EDUC 342 Literacy Strategies in Secondary Education 3
EDUC 343 Literacy Strategies in Secondary Education Practical 1
MATH 350 Math Modeling with Technology 5
Experiential Art - Open Elective 3
Total Quarter Credits: 14
EDUC 207 Health, Safety, and Drug Awareness 3
EDUC 210 Intro to Teaching Secondary Mathematics 3
EDUC 311 Cultural Diversity and Educational Ethics 3
EDUC 312 Diversity Practicum 1
EDUC 321 Research Writing in Education 3
Total Quarter Credits: 13
Third Year Total Credits: 43
Fourth Year Courses Credits
EDUC 212 Mathematics Instruction Intern 5
EDUC 313 Secondary Classroom Management 3
EDUC 398 Teaching Secondary Math - High School 3
EDUC 399 Teaching Secondary Math - High School Practicum 1
HPED 125 First Aid and CPR 1
Total Quarter Credits: 13
EDUC 337 Introduction to Special Education 5
EDUC 397 Teaching Secondary Math - Middle Grades 3
EDUC 471 Action Research in Education 3
MATH 420 Higher Math for Teachers 5
Total Quarter Credits: 16
EDUC 491 Student Teaching in Secondary Education 12
EDUC 495 Reflective Practices and Research in Education 2
Total Quarter Credits: 14
Fourth Year Total Credits: 43