Wayne State College
A Degree in Political Science Education

Political Science Education (7-12)

About the Political Science Education Degree

As politics are constantly influencing how we are governed and laws that are made, it’s important for the next generation to understand the concepts behind them. You might have a good understanding of how politics work; let Wayne State help you develop a deeper understanding. Then you can take that knowledge and pass it on by teaching political science courses in a school setting. The Political Science Education program at WSC concentrates on five major areas: the operation of government, political behavior, political theory, public policy, and international relations. With a Political Science Education degree, you’ll be ready to teach government and politics classes to grades 7-12.

Sample Program of Study




99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S. (Subject Endorsement)
In addition to choosing the Political Science subject endorsement, you will also need to select a field endorsement or a second subject endorsement to receive your B.A. or B.S.

Hours required:
For endorsement: 36
For professional education: 27-33
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120 hours minimum (Education programs may require more)

Popular pairings: History Education (7-12), Sociology Education (7-12), Geography Education (7-12)

Schools: Arts and Humanities, Education and Behavioral Sciences

Departments: History, Politics, and Geography, Educational Foundations and Leadership

Accreditation:  Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), Nebraska Department of Education

Licensing and Certification: Wayne State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Nebraska. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Nebraska, please check that state's licensing board to determine their licensing requirements. Authorization may be required from them prior to beginning a clinical or field experience in that state. Learn more.

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid for your political science education degree.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.


Skills Learned

  • American politics
  • Constitutional law
  • Public administration and policy
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Classroom management and curriculum development
  • Public speaking and presentation


Possible Careers

  • Political science teacher
  • U.S. government teacher
  • Law teacher
  • History teacher
  • Politician
  • Policy analyst / advocate
  • Political correspondent
  • Lawyer or paralegal
  • Journalist
  • Political advisor
  • Campaign manager



  • Middle schools
  • High schools
  • Education and learning centers
  • Law firms
  • State government offices
  • Federal government offices
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Congressional offices
  • Social services
  • Court systems
  • Urban planning agencies
  • Foreign service agencies
  • Television and news channels
  • Newspapers and magazines

Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished professionals that have been recognized as experts in their fields. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the Political Science Education degree program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, activities, and more.

WSC Service Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Student Activities for History, Geography and Political Science Majors


Student Teaching and Clinical Practice for Education Majors

Clinical Practice

As a student majoring in Political Science Education, you will complete a semester of clinical practice in a school district chosen with the help of your advisor. During this semester, you will work closely with an experienced political science teacher to gain classroom experience. Internships are not required as part of this program; however, Career Services is available to help students find employment opportunities.

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