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The mission of the James Madison University professional education unit is to prepare caring, knowledgeable, skilled and reflective educators who believe that all students can learn and succeed. Our candidates and faculty are committed to lifelong learning and aspire to meet educational needs in a changing, pluralistic and democratic society. The personal and professional development of candidates is accomplished by emphasizing excellence and continuous innovation in quality undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.. Information about our services, governance and procedures, and programs and the departments in which they are housed are linked to this website.
About the Professional Education Unit
The Professional Education Unit has been continuously accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is a national accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education authorized by the U.S. Department of Education. NCATE determines which schools, colleges, and departments of education meet rigorous national standards in preparing teachers and other specialists for the classroom. Learn More...