University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Psychology B.A. - Psychology Education

  • This concentration contains additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the education/teaching concentration of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the education/teaching concentration of a major or education/teaching minor in that content area.
  • To complete this concentration, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. Approvals for this concentration must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.
  • This major and concentration do not qualify as a single-field endorsement. The demand for teaching in this field is limited. The required second endorsement (either a teaching major or a teaching minor) should be in a field in high demand.

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology; Concentration in Psychology Education

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Lower-Division Core Courses9
Foundation Courses12
Fundamentals Courses6
Upper-Division Electives15
Math Electives3-4
Psychology Education Concentration Requirement3
Total Hours48-49

Degree Specific Credits: 48-49

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Note: A minimum of 60 credits must be in non-psychology courses.

Lower-Division Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
PSYX 100SIntro to Psychology3
PSYX 120Introduction to Psychological Research Methods3
PSYX 222Psychological Statistics3
or STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C

Foundation Courses

Complete four of the following courses:12
Fundamentals of Psychology of Aging
Child Development
Abnormal Psychology
Social Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C

Fundamentals Courses

Complete two of the following courses:6
Fundamentals of Biological Psychology
Fundamentals of Psychology of Learning
Fundamentals of Memory and Cognition
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C

Upper-Division Electives


Complete five of the following courses:15
Advanced Psychological Research Methods
Child Development (may only count once)
Abnormal Psychology (may only count once)
Child & Adolescent Psych Disorders
Psychology of Family Violence
Comparative Psychology
Human Neuropsychology
Social Psychology (may only count once)
Multicultural Psychology
Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Modification
Intro to Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Health Psychology
Psychology of Personality (may only count once)
Advanced Supervised Research
Special Topics
History & System in Psychology
Counseling Theories in Context
Special Topics
Addiction Studies
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C

Math Electives

Complete one of the following courses:3-4
Probability and Linear Mathematics
College Algebra
Applied Calculus
Calculus I
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C

Psychology Education Concentration Requirement

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Social Studies.

Complete the following course:
EDU 497Teaching and Assessing3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C

Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach Psychology, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department