University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Sociology Education Minor

  • This minor contains 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 minor, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. 
  • This minor does not qualify as a single field endorsement. Individuals must complete the education/teaching concentration in a second major or education/teaching minor in another content area.

Minor - Sociology Education


Core Courses9
General Sociology Electives12
Sociology Education Requirement3
Total Hours24

Degree Specific Credits: 24

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Note: To earn a minor in Sociology Education, the student must complete a minimum of 24 credits in Sociology with at least 9 of these credits at the upper-division level.

Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
SOCI 101SIntroduction to Sociology3
SOCI 318Sociological Research Methods3
SOCI 455Classical Sociological Theory3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

General Sociology Electives

Complete four of the following courses:12
Sociology of Alternative Religions
Introduction to Criminology
Criminal Justice System
Race, Gender & Class
Intro Development Sociology
Gender and Society
Sociology of Work
Social Stratification
Sociology of the Family
Juvenile Justice System
Sociology of Organizations
Rural Sociology
The Community
Population and Society
Sociology of Law Enforcement
Sociology, Psychology, and Social Structure
Sociology of Punishment
Sociology of Corrections
Seminar in Crime & Deviance
Capstone: Inequality and Social Justice
ISJ Service Learning
Sociology of Poverty
Prostitution & Human Trafficking
Environmental Sociology
Gender and Global Development
Political Sociology
Writing for Sociology
Internship (only 3 credits of internship can count towards the 12 credit limit)
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Sociology Education 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 Sociology, 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