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B.Ed. in Secondary History & Social Science (Licensure Track)

Make History by Developing Future Leaders

Do you want to preserve the great lessons of the past and present? Regent’s Bachelor of Education in Secondary History & Social Science equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to seek licensure and teach grades 6-12. You will prepare to teach at the middle or high school level while you gain real-world field experience. You’ll also be equipped in history, geography, civics, and economics, as defined by the Virginia History and Social Science Standards of Learning. Presented from a Christian worldview, courses are taught on campus by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach.

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Change the trajectory of children’s lives through the power of education.

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Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). We have also been recognized among the Top 20 Best College Campuses in America by Niche, 2019-20, and received an “A+” campus rating. Experience the Regent difference through the Bachelor of Education in Secondary History & Social Science degree program.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

The School of Education’s educational leadership and teacher preparation programs and the College of Arts and Science’s interdisciplinary studies teacher preparation programs are awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, to 12/31/2023.

On completing the bachelor’s degree in secondary history and social science, you can:

  • Manage a safe and supportive classroom learning environment.
  • Develop curriculum fundamentals and integrate instructional strategies.
  • Employ education-based technology to engage both students and parents.
  • Seek licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia to become a professional educator.


  • Teacher
  • Paralegal
  • Social Services Coordinator
  • Government/Public Administration Agent
  • Library Science Operator
Approximate Mean Annual Wage of Secondary School Teachers, 2022 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Investigation of the spatial distribution of cultures and regions. Emphasis on defining key geographical concepts, identifying major political boundaries, illustrating current and recent national and ethnic conflicts, exploring economic and social processes that are leading to increasing global interaction, examining the variation religious practices and beliefs and assessing the basis for international disparities in economic development.
Explores some of the main fields within the discipline of government (e.g., comparative politics, political theory) as well as some of the main approaches to the study of government (e.g., interpretivism, behavioralism, institutionalism). Various theories of integration for the study and understanding of government are also introduced.
Provides an analysis of the founding of the United States through an investigation of the important philosophical, constitutional, and political questions surrounding the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, the Constitutional Convention, and the creation and development of the U.S. Constitution. Attention is given to federalism, and the Constitutional institutions of the Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court.
Investigates such issues as political participation, public opinion and voting behavior, interest groups and political parties, and civil rights and liberties.
Uses the tools of economics to examine decision-making in non-market institutions with a particular emphasis on government decision-making. Prerequisite: ECON 120 or ECON 260. Cross-listed with ECON 290.
Evaluates the internal processes of the House and Senate as well as the place of Congress in the American political system. Some of the topics studied include the Congressional functions of representation, law-making, and policy-making as well as Constitutional and historical responsibilities. Prerequisite: GOVT 240.
Examines the Constitutional and historical responsibilities of the Presidency. Attention is given to the administrative, domestic, and diplomatic functions of the Presidency as well as to the growth of presidential power over time and the relationship of the Presidency to the other U.S. political institutions. Prerequisite: GOVT 240.
Analyzes the U.S. judicial system with a concentrated emphasis on the internal processes of the federal judiciary and the U.S. Supreme Court as well as the Constitutional and historical responsibilities of the U.S. Supreme Court. Prerequisite: GOVT 240.
Analysis and investigation of the operations of U.S. state and local governments within the federal structure of American government with an additional emphasis on becoming active and knowledgeable citizens.
Investigates the global problems that influence and shape contemporary and future government decision-making. Attention is given to such important problems as terrorism, poverty, human trafficking, disease, the digital revolution, the global economy, immigration as well as to how governments are responding to such challenges.
Study of the political, social and economic development of American society from the post-Civil War era to the present. Students investigate the development of a party system of government, industrial development, labor issues, the impact of the reconstruction, American involvement internationally, and the present state of American society.
Survey of the history of civilization from its beginnings in both the Middle East and Asia to the growing dominance of the West over non-western civilizations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas that began in the 16th century age of exploration. Special attention given to the cultural exchanges, interactions, and adaptations that occurred among these civilizations.
Cultural, political, and economic history of the Commonwealth and its role in the nation to the present. Prerequisite: Any one HIST 200-level course.
Examination of the study of history, historical methodology, and the philosophy of history. Emphasizes current epistemological and methodological issues related to the study of history and evaluates various Christian and non-Christian historiographical perspectives. Prerequisites: One 300-level HIST course and Junior standing.
Attention to special and alternative education to federal, state and local guidelines; and to the influence of educational philosophies on programs and instruction in the secondary setting. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program.
Presents effective intervention strategies and the link between discipline and character development, while exploring various models, methods, and approaches for managing and modifying students’ classroom behavior. Explores instructional design principles congruent with the Virginia Standards of Learning.
Explores the physical, cognitive, cultural, social/emotional, spiritual, and psychological development of children and adolescents with an emphasis on knowing and understanding theories of human development to incorporate children’s individual differences and guide learning experiences. Considers individual differences (socio-economic, racial, ethnic, religious, physical and mental) with the approximate timing and effects of age-related changes and at-risk factors such as attention deficit disorder, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, and family disruptions on normal development. Analyzes children within the context of family, culture, and community. Emphasizes the importance of partnership with families and communities in the teaching and learning process.
Study of the foundations of education in the U.S. Explores the historical, philosophical, and sociological development and organization of American education. A portion of the course is devoted to education and the law -- both federal and state -- and to the legal status of teachers and students. Establishes a philosophical foundation of education and surveys various worldviews that affect education today. Contemporary issues in education are examined, such as class management, as well as reflection of personal educational philosophies, attitudes, and aptitudes for teaching. Professional growth and a commitment to life-long learning are emphasized.
Developing differentiated teaching and learning strategies for the reading, thinking, and study skills required in secondary subject to meet individual learner needs.
An observation and participation practicum taking place in a public or private school for at least 45 hours under the supervision of Regent faculty. Students will complete reflective journals and coursework demonstrating an understanding of the roles of teachers. (Middle school placement for secondary licensure candidates.)
Additional In-depth participation and micro-teaching practices in public or private school settings for at least 45 hours under supervision of Regent Faculty. Instruction and follow-up will occur. Prerequisite: UED 480A Practicum I. (High school placement for secondary licensure candidates).
Current practices in teaching History and Social Science in secondary education. Emphasis is on current issues, research literature, and the role of technology in History and Social Science. Teachers will also explore how to teach History and Social Science to diverse learners. Taken with UED 480A.
Current practices in teaching History and Social Sciences in secondary education. Emphasis is on the use of best practices with emphasis given to History and Social Science discussions, writing across the curriculum, ability to analyze data to improve student performance, the relationship among assessment, instruction, and monitoring student progress, the use of media and computers, and methods of improving communication between schools and families. Prerequisite UED 487. Taken with UED 480B.
One semester (500-hour) supervised student teaching field placement experience in an appropriate classroom setting. Prerequisites: Completed licensure assessments and all coursework except for UED 495/496.
Use of electronic performance portfolios to document student learning and professional reflection (Taken concurrently with the UED 495.) Prerequisite: UIS 350.
Introduction to current issues in education and various facets of the educator’s role. Students distinguish required state and national assessments as well as competencies necessary for licensure in Virginia. Prerequisite for upper level UIS and UED courses. Pass/No Pass.
Technology integration with a macro-level framework: planning, implementation and evaluation. Virginia technology standards introduced Issues regarding usefulness and effectiveness of technology integration in education.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial high school or college transcripts to using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID if Applicable

  • All online students and graduate level on-campus students are required to email a photo of your government-issued ID to using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 4: Submit Your FAFSA

  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Regent’s school code is 030913.
DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,492.5012 - 18$18,985
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Under 12$7,560
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Over 18$11,340
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,04012 - 18$9,040
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Under 12$7,236
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Over 18$10,854
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800 (Fall & Spring)
$650 (Summer)

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

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Jennifer Bennett, B.S., 2007; M.A. in Organizational Leadership & Management, 2011 Organizational, Workforce, Strategic Planning and Leadership Management, U.S. Navy (Washington Navy Yard)

“Putting that cap on felt so surreal, but I praise God I did it! I'm now preparing for my master's.”

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Jonathan Holman, B.S. in Business, 2019 Director of Business Intelligence, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

“During a campus visit, I discovered the next path the Lord had for me.”

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