Jun 18, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

5 Year Bachelors to Masters - Secondary Social Studies Education

5 Year Bachelors to Masters - Secondary Social Studies

Senior Year (or before) (6 credits)

EDUC 301 Educational Psychology (3)  

EDUC 310 Social, Philosophical, Cultural & Historical Foundations of American Education (3)   +

Summer (12 credits)

CRIN 541 Teacher, Schools & Community (3);

CRIN 540 Teacher Inquiry for Equity & Inclusion (3);

Second Semester - Fall (15 credits)

CRIN S00 Curriculum and Instructional Methods (Social Studies) (3) 

CRIN S05 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines (3) 

CRIN S32 Digital Humanities (3) 

CRIN S50 Introduction to the Characteristics of and Instructional Supports for Exceptional Students (3)+

CRIN S10 Clinical Experience in Secondary Schools (Social Studies) (3) 

Third Semester - Spring (14 credits)

CRIN S42 Curriculum Planning and Assesement (Social Studies) (3) 

CRIN S09 Classroom Organization, Management and Discipline (Secondary Education) (3) +

CRIN L29 Internship in Supervised Teaching (Social Studies) (8) 

Total Credit Hours: 41

+ 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 History & Social Sciences

The following subject area coursework is required for the social studies endorsement:

  1. A major in History or Government (or equivalent 33 semester hours)
    1. 12 hours in Government - needed for a History major (coursework must include at least 3 hours of American government or politics)
    2. 18 hours in History - needed for a Government major (coursework must include at least 6 hours of American or US History)
  2. 3 hours in Economics (micro or macro)
  3. 3 hours in Human Geography
  4. 3 hours in Non-Western History/Culture
  5. 3 hours in Sociology
  6. 3 hours in Anthropology