Secondary Education – Social Studies Broadfield
  • Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS)

Most Montana four-year colleges and universities have teacher training programs in both elementary and secondary education. Elementary teachers are certified by the state to teach grades K-8 and secondary teachers can teach, in a major or minor, grades 5-12. The national job outlook for teachers for the next five to ten years is quite favorable due to projected high levels of retirement.

Students may begin their teacher training at FVCC in both elementary and secondary programs, and in most cases complete their education in an additional two years at a transfer institution.

Admission into teacher education programs at four-year schools can be competitive and requires good grades and strong recommendations. Students need to apply to the school of education at their transfer school, usually the semester prior to starting at that school. If time permits, students may consider taking additional course work to fulfill concentration or endorsement requirements at their transfer institutions. Students should consult their advisors and their transfer institutions for specific recommendations.

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Suggested course of study for a transfer to:

Montana State University – Bozeman

The University of Montana – Missoula

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.


Student Support Center Advisor

Jori Bullemer

LRC 129

(406) 756-3905
Faculty Advisor

Robert Bauer

BSS 124

(406) 756-3860

For general information, contact the Admissions Office: (406) 756-3847.