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Master of Arts and 
certification program

Model Schedule: Secondary Social Studies

Content Courses Required for Certification

  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics         
  • GEOG 102  World Regions
  • GEOG 106 and 107  Physical Geography Laboratory and Physical Geography
    OR
    GEOG 149 Digital Earth Lab and  GEOG 150 Digital Earth
  • HIST 152 Growth-American Nation to 1865
  • HIST 153 Making Modern America: 1865-Present
  • HIST 179 World History to 1500
  • HIST 180 World History since 1500 
  • HIST 250 West Virginia History
  • HIST 464 American Foreign Relations, 1941-Present
  • HIST 300+ Elective (Non-Western)   OR POLS 300+ Elective
  • HIST 484 Historical Research-Capstone
  • POLS 220 State and Local Government 
  • SOCA 105 Introduction to Anthropology 

Model Schedule

FALL SPRING SUMMER
C&I 602. Principles of Teaching and Learning SPED 601. Academic Interventions: Special Needs C&I 689. Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
EDP 600. Educational Psychology SCFD 620/640. Philosophy or History of Education READ 622. Reading in the Content Area
SPED 500. Legal and Educational Foundation C&I 654. Social Studies in the Secondary School C&I 688. Classroom Organization and Management
Content Course Content Course Content Course
FALL SPRING
C&I 757. Social Studies Curriculum Development C&I 588. Advanced Field Experience
Content Course C&I 584. Advanced Clinical Experience
Content Course C&I 680. Technology Integration



WVU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) at WVU is currently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) eligible provider.

The Secondary Social Studies specialty licensure area offered at our EPP has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Education.  

The Secondary Social Studies specialty licensure area is state approved and is nationally recognized by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). 

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