Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities (EFEX)
James Madison University's EFEX Department is committed to the preparation of educators and others who teach and serve individuals with exceptionalities, and their families in a diverse society.
We recognize and support the professional development of our students as a life-long endeavor and our programs are designed to develop and enhance each student's personal and professional growth as an effective, reflective and resilient educator.
If special education is something that you are interested in but you're not sure which program would work best for you, then check out the many options that EFEX offers for different types of prospective students.
Our special education programs offer coursework options at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels for individuals interested in pursuing licensure in either Early Childhood SPED (0-5 yrs) or K-12, students with disabilities accessing the general curriculum.
In addition to our licensure programs, options exist for persons interested in learning more about individuals with disabilities and their educational needs.
The EFEX Department also offers Undergraduate level coursework to students interested in working with individuals with disabilities but who are not seeking teacher licensure.
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EFEX Institutional Work Study Opportunity
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- Sep 18: Information Meeting For 2015-16 Student Teachers
- Sep 19: Information Meeting For 2015-16 Student Teachers
- Oct 17: Fall 2014 Student Teacher's Conference
- Oct 31: Deadline to submit 2015-2016 Student Teaching Applications
- Nov 10: Orientation Meeting for Spring 2015 Student Teachers
- Nov 10: Deadline to submit requirements for Spring/May 2015 Student Teaching