Teaching Major/Minor

Department of Public Instruction Certification

Students who want Department of Public Instruction Certification should note that persons holding Wisconsin’s Board Field Social Studies license will be qualified to teach political science if they complete nine semester hours in political science. Those who want certification with a political science major should complete thirty three hours of political science courses as specified in the description of the "Politics" track (Track 1) of the major (see the major requirements page), with the exception that they should complete one upper-division course in all four of the groups of POSC courses. It is important that prospective teachers study carefully the College of Education section of this bulletin and consult with their Department of Political Science advisor regarding university and state requirements (in addition to department requirements) for teacher certification.