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Accessing the General Curriculum

Students accepted into the 5-year Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program complete course work leading to initial licensure in K-12 Special Education. The program is designed to prepare students to work collaboratively while supporting K-12 students with disabilities to experience success in the general curriculum.

Rigorous coursework and high expectations enable teacher candidates to be fully prepared to work with this diverse population of students.  During their programs the teacher candidates will work in elementary, middle and high school placements in both general education classrooms and resource rooms.  Teacher candidates can have placements within the six surrounding school districts which provides them with diverse teaching experiences.

Students can major in any liberal arts discipline but the IDLS major was designed to partner with education programs.

Program Overview

The Special Education Accessing the General Curriculum Program prepares teacher candidates to become special education teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade.  The teacher candidates will be prepared to work with students with disabilities and students of all levels who are working towards a standard high school diploma within the general education curriculum.

Program Coordinator
Graduate Prog. Director
Dr. Bronaugh
Dr. Dani-Allen Bronaugh
(540) 568-4952
Advisors
Dr. Ray Rodriguez
rodrigrj@jmu.edu
(540) 568-6787

Dr. Bosch
Dr. Ruth Bosch
(540) 568-5813

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