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:

  • Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)

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

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

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

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.