History/Social Science with Secondary Teaching Licensure (B.A. in History)

This program of study allows students to complete a baccalaureate degree in history and also be licensed to teach secondary history and social science at the end of four years. Students pursuing licensure in this manner complete all requirements necessary for Virginia licensure, including field experiences and student teaching.

Admission Requirements: Students in this program must seek admission to the teacher licensure program and apply for student teaching. See the education section for admission requirements and procedures.

Degree Planning: Students in this program must take courses as specified to ensure fulfillment of state licensure requirements. In addition to working with a history advisor, students must see an education advisor in the School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Education for further assistance in degree planning.

Also, course rotations vary, and not every course is available each semester. Course rotations are specified in the course descriptions in this catalog. Individual advising is important to ensure students meet all major and teaching licensure requirements.

Minimum Grade Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in their major. A grade of a C or better is required in professional studies courses. Professional studies courses are those associated with teacher preparation. An overall 2.5 GPA is required.

Degree Requirements — History/Social Science with Secondary Teaching Licensure (B.A. in History)

This degree requires a total of 122 credits.

Liberal Arts Core and University Requirements

See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core for details. Students will satisfy the three-course university Writing Intensive (WI) requirement in the following way: HI 250 Research and Writing, HI 322 Colonial and Revolutionary America, and HI 420 Senior Seminar. (If the student elects to take HI 327 Virginia and the Old South, another WI course must be substituted for HI 322 Colonial and Revolutionary America.)

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfy Liberal Arts Core and/or University Requirements. Some coursework fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

ECO 211Principles of Macroeconomics *

3

ED 200SLFoundations of Teaching and Learning

3

ED 254Technology for the K-12 Classroom

3

ED 337Literacy in the Content Areas

3

ED 338Secondary Education: Curriculum and Methods

3

ED 351Assessment to Support Learning in K-12

3

ED 367Secondary Teaching Methods in History and Social Science

3

ED 452Managing the K-12 Classroom

3

ED 460SStudent Teaching: Secondary *

6

GEO 201Introduction to Geography

3

HI 103Western Civilization I *

3

HI 104Western Civilization II *

3

HI 110History of the United States to 1877 *

3

HI 111History of the United States since 1877 *

3

HI 114Introduction to World History *

3

HI 250Research and Writing *

3

 

HI 311Modern European History: 1914 to the Present *

3

OR

HI 350Modern United States History *

3

 

HI 322Colonial and Revolutionary America *

3

OR

HI 327Virginia and the Old South *

3

 

HI 420Senior Seminar *

3

Twelve (12) credits in 300-level history courses

POL 103Comparative Politics *

3

POL 104American Government *

3

PSY 110Human Growth and Development *

3

PSY 341Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities *

3

ED 452 and ED 460S must be taken at the same time.

Sample Degree Plan — History/Social Science with Secondary Teaching Licensure (B.A. in History)

Please note that this is a sample plan; all students must consult with an advisor in making course selections.

Year One — Fall

HI 103Western Civilization I *

3

EN 101Composition I *

3

POL 104American Government *

3

MA Mathematics (MT) core course *

3-4

DSC 201New Student Seminar *

1

One (1) elective

3

HI 103: HI-1 core course

EN 101: WR core course

POL 104: SS-1 core course

Year One — Spring

HI 104Western Civilization II *

3

EN 102Composition II *

3

POL 103Comparative Politics *

3

PSY 110Human Growth and Development *

3

TRS 100Theological Inquiry *

3

EN 102: WR core course

PSY 110: SS-1 core course

TRS 100: TRS-1 core course

POL 103: GP course

Year Two — Fall

HI 110History of the United States to 1877 *

3

HI 250Research and Writing *

3

ECO 211Principles of Macroeconomics *

3

ED 200SLFoundations of Teaching and Learning

3

One (1) elective - 2nd WI course if not already completed *

HI 250: DSINQ and WI course

ECO 211: SS-1 core course

ED 200SL: DSINQ core course

Year Two — Spring

HI 111History of the United States since 1877 *

3

ED 254Technology for the K-12 Classroom

3

PSY 341Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities *

3

PH 100Introduction to Philosophy *

3

EN Introductory Literature (LT-1) core course *

3

PH 100: PH-1 core course

PSY 341: SS-2 core course

Year Three — Fall

HI 114Introduction to World History *

3

 

HI 311Modern European History: 1914 to the Present *

3

OR

HI 350Modern United States History *

3

 

ED 338Secondary Education: Curriculum and Methods

3

ED 351Assessment to Support Learning in K-12

3

Fine Arts (FNA) or Advanced Literature (LT-2) core course *

3

HI 311, HI 350: HI-2 core course

Year Three — Spring

HI 322Colonial and Revolutionary America *

3

OR

HI 327Virginia and the Old South *

3

 

One (1) 300-level history course

3

ED 337Literacy in the Content Areas

3

GEO 201Introduction to Geography

3

Advanced Theology/Religious Studies (TRS-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E) core course *

3

Year Four — Fall

Two (2) 300-level history courses

ED 367Secondary Teaching Methods in History and Social Science

3

PH Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E) core course *

3

Natural Science (NS) core course with lab *

4

Year Four — Spring

HI 420Senior Seminar *

3

One (1) 300-level history course

3

ED 452Managing the K-12 Classroom

3

ED 460SStudent Teaching: Secondary *

6

HI 420: DSINQ and WI course

ED 460S: EXP course

* Fulfills Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements. See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core and the Course Descriptions for further information.