Representatives of the JMU Army ROTC Duke Battalion, Air Force ROTC, Student Veterans Association and Veteran Scholars Task Force placed about 2,500 small American flags, donated by Home Depot, on the JMU Quadrangle to commemorate Veterans Day 2015 ... Read More >
A year long relationship with Malmo University in Sweden gives JMU's College of Education the opportunity to share innovative research and technologies in the field of Education Technology. ... Read More >
The mission of the ECED M.A.T. is to prepare professional early childhood teachers who provide developmentally appropriate programming for children in educational settings. Candidates are prepared to:
Make effective decisions about curriculum and instructional methods based on an understanding of the whole child, child development theory and research on best practices.
Interact and communicate effectively with young children.
Assess children's growth and development using multiple data sources.
Communicate effectively and work cooperatively with parents/families, school personnel and the broader community.
Engage other professionals, colleagues and administrators in support of children as members of a learning community.
Candidates in the program are expected to demonstrate commitment to their own professional growth and development; to follow standards of ethical professional behavior and practice; to advocate on behalf of all children, their families and early childhood education; and to become educational leaders.