Certificate in AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AS A SECOND TEACHING FIELD The College Of Idaho
This minor is designed for students intending to pursue a secondary education teaching license. Students may qualify for licensure if they complete all of the following: a major in an approved content area, the American Government as a Second Teaching Field minor, the Education minor, and the fifth-year student teaching experience. Students interested in becoming licensed educators should contact the Education Department about all certification requirements, including admission to the Teacher Education program.
Upon successful completion of this minor, students will be able to:
Understand the relationships between civic life, politics, and government, including the civic responsibilities and rights of all individuals in the United States;
Understand the purpose and foundations of government and constitutional principles of the United States of America's political system;
Understand the organization of local, state, federal, and tribal governments, how power has evolved, and how responsibilities are organized, distributed, shared, and limited as defined by the Constitution of the United States;
Understand different forms of government throughout the world and the importance of international relations;
Understand the role of elections, political parties, interest groups, media, and public policy to shape the United States' political system.
English Language Requirements
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