Students who are pursuing teacher licensure in secondary social studies must complete the following state and national competency tests before they will be admitted to the teacher education program:

  • PRAXIS Core Math
  • Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment

Students should try to complete these exams according to the following recommended schedule:

  • PRAXIS Core Math: Sophomore Year.
  • Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment: Sophomore Year.
  • PRAXIS II: Junior Year (Fall Semester).

Click on the following links for more information about these exams:

Preprepatory Materials for the PRAXIS Core Math may be found at the following site:

PRAXIS Core Math/Kahn Academy:





Crash Course Modules contain basic information that may be helpful for students who want to brush up quickly on subject matter.  Please explore the Crash Course pages on this web for mini-lessons on World History, United States History and American Government, and Economics.