+If exempted from this course for any reason, the student must notify the Office of Teacher Education and complete a state mandated training module that is linked to this course.
Additional Graduation Requirements
Students are required to achieve passing scores on assessments prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education, both for program completion and for licensure. Virginia’s mandated licensure assessments are graduation requirements.
CPR/AED/First Aid Training - Candidates seeking initial license in Virginia are required to complete training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the use of an automated external defibrillator, and first aid. Training courses are available through national emergency care organizations such as the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. CPR training must include “hands-on” training. Evidence of certification must be presented when applying to the VDOE for licensure.
Endorsement Courses for Secondary Social Studies
The following subject area coursework is required for the social studies endorsement:
A major in History or Government (or equivalent 33 semester hours)
12 hours in Government - needed for a History major (coursework must include at least 3 hours of American government or politics)
18 hours in History - needed for a Government major (coursework must include at least 6 hours of American or US History)