Education Support Center


7230 Memorial Hall MSC 6915  

395 South High Street 

Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

Phone:  (540) 568-6274  

Fax:  (540) 568-3342      



Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm

(Closed on University holidays)






Effective July 1st - New Praxis II test for Elementary Education.  See the Praxis II site on the ESC website for more information!

The mission of the Education Support Center is to monitor admission to, and retention in, initial licensure programs; coordinate professional experiences; process documents for licensure; provide leadership to partnerships with institutions and school divisions; and, serve as a resource for information about professional education programs at James Madison University.


The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests (taking the place of Praxis I as of January 1, 2014)

For information on the Praxis Core, click here.


NEW Praxis II Tests and/or Passing Scores (as of January 1, 2014):


  • Elementary Education 
  • Middle English/Language Arts
  • Middle Math
  • English/Language Arts Content Knowledge
  • Math Content Knowledge 

For information on the Praxis II Score, click here. 


NEW Praxis II Tests and/or Passing Scores (as of July 1, 2015):

  • Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge
  • Middle School Science

For information on assessment requirements for Virginia licensure, click here.


The Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)

 For information on the VCLA, click here.

 To register for the VCLA, click here.

(Computer-Based Testing Now Available)



Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE) for Inclusive Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education

For information on the RVE, click here.

To register for the RVE, click here.